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anthophyllite

[an-thuh-fil-ahyt] /ˌæn θəˈfɪl aɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, magnesium-iron silicate, (Mg,Fe) 7 (Si 8 O 22)(OH) 2 , occurring in schists in lamellar or fibrous clove-brown crystals.
Origin of anthophyllite
1835-1845
1835-45; < New Latin anthophyll(um) clove (see antho-, -phyl) + -ite1
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anthophyllitic
[an-thuh-fuh-lit-ik] /ˌæn θə fəˈlɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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