tainiolite

noun tai·ni·o·lite \ˈtīnēōˌlīt\

Definition of tainiolite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral KLiMg2Si4O10F2 consisting of a silicate and fluoride of potassium, lithium, and magnesium of the mica group

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Origin and Etymology of tainiolite

tainio- (from Greek tainia band) + -lite; akin to Greek teinein to stretch — more at thin


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