sericite

noun
ser·​i·​cite | \ ˈserəˌsīt \
plural -s

Definition of sericite

: a scaly variety of muscovite having a silky luster and occurring in various metamorphic rocks

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Other Words from sericite

sericitic \ ¦⸗⸗¦sitik \ adjective

First Known Use of sericite

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sericite

German sericit, from Latin sericus silken + German -it -ite

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“Sericite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sericite. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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