variants or less commonly triphyline
plural -s
: a grayish green or bluish orthorhombic phosphate of lithium, iron, and manganese isomorphous with lithiophilite and commonly massive

Word History


triphylite alteration (influenced by -ite) of triphyline, from German triphylin, from tri- + phyl- + -in -ine; from its three bases

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“Triphylite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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