Definition of Muscovite

1. Noun. A colorless or pale brown mica with potassium.

Specialized synonyms: Damourite
Generic synonyms: Isinglass, Mica

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the residents of Moscow. "Muscovite street dealers"

3. Noun. A resident of Moscow.
Generic synonyms: Russian

Definition of Muscovite

1. n. A native or inhabitant of Muscovy or ancient Russia; hence, a Russian.

Definition of Muscovite

1. Noun. An inhabitant or native of Muscovy or Moscow. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) A Russian. ¹

3. Adjective. Of or relating to Muscovy or Moscow, or the people of these places. ¹

4. Adjective. Russian. ¹

5. Noun. (minerology) A pale brown mineral of the mica group, being a basic potassium aluminosilicate with the chemical formula KAl2(Si3Al)O10(OH,F)2; used as an electrical insulator etc. ¹

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Definition of Muscovite

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Medical Definition of Muscovite

1. 1. A native or inhabitant of Muscovy or ancient Russia; hence, a Russian. 2. Common potash mica. See Mica. See: Muscovy glass. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Muscovite

muscling up
muscovite (current term)
muscovy duck
muscular Christianity
muscular artery
muscular asthenopia
muscular atrophy
muscular branches
muscular coat
muscular coat of bronchi
muscular coat of colon
muscular coat of ductus deferens
muscular coat of female urethra

Literary usage of Muscovite

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Geology of Wisconsin: Survey of 1873-1879 by Wisconsin Chief Geologist (1880)
"muscovite. Bi-axial mica, muscovite, forms colorless folia and scales, which appear in bright colors in polarized light, in whatever direction the section ..."

2. The History of Russia from the Earliest Times to 1877 by Alfred Rambaud, Graeme Mercer Adam (1904)
"muscovite GOVERNMENT—THE RELATIONS AND MEN OF THE TZAR THE ... He did not intend that " the muscovite, who is not only our present adversary, ..."

3. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Georgia (1902)
"muscovite. — muscovite occurs, both as a primary and a secondary mineral, in nearly all ... The feldspar individuals, from which the muscovite is derived, ..."

4. A Treatise on Metamorphism by Charles Richard Van Hise (1904)
"muscovite is an abundant constituent in the plutonic rocks, ... There is little doubt also that muscovite in the metamorphosed rocks is largely formed from ..."

5. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1905)
"muscovite. This species is divided into three varieties: 41. Ordinary muscovite.—This is often in crystals and in large tabular blocks. ..."

6. Rock Minerals: Their Chemical and Physical Characters and Their by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1911)
"The plane of the optic axes is at right angles to the second pinacoid (010) in muscovite, paragonite, lepidolite, and in some varieties of biotite called ..."

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