triphyline

triphylite

[trif-uh-lahyt]
noun
a mineral, a rare phosphate of lithium, iron, and manganese, usually occurring in masses of a bluish or greenish color.
Also called triphyline [trif-uh-leen, -lin] .


Origin:
1830–40; tri- + Greek phȳl() tribe, phyle + -ite1; replacing triphyline < German Triphylin

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triphylite (ˈtrɪfɪˌlaɪt)
 
n
a bluish-grey rare mineral that consists of lithium iron phosphate in orthorhombic crystalline form and occurs in pegmatites. Formula: LiFePO4
 
[C19: from tri- + phyl-, from Greek phulon family + -ite1, referring to its three bases]

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