triphylite

noun
triph·​y·​lite | \ ˈtrifəˌlīt\
variants: or less commonly triphyline \ -​lēn, -​lə̇n \
plural -s

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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History and Etymology for triphylite

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

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