Definition of triphylite
: a grayish green or bluish orthorhombic phosphate of lithium, iron, and manganese isomorphous with lithiophilite and commonly massive
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Origin and Etymology of triphylite
triphylite alteration (influenced by -ite) of triphyline, from German triphylin, from tri- + phyl- + -in -ine; from its three bases
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