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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“Triphylite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triphylite. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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