Definition of Pyrophyllite

1. Noun. A white or greenish aluminum silicate mineral (resembles talc).

Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Pyrophyllite

1. n. A mineral, usually of a white or greenish color and pearly luster, consisting chiefly of the hydrous silicate of alumina.

Definition of Pyrophyllite

1. Noun. (minerology) A soft, pale aluminosilicate mineral, somewhat resembling talc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pyrophyllite

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pyrophyllite

pyrophoric iron
pyrophoricity
pyrophorus
pyrophosphatase
pyrophosphatases
pyrophosphate
pyrophosphates
pyrophosphohydrolase
pyrophosphohydrolases
pyrophosphoric
pyrophosphoric acid
pyrophosphorolysis
pyrophosphorolytic
pyrophosphorylase
pyrophosphorylases
pyrophyllite (current term)
pyrophyllites
pyrophyte
pyrophytes
pyroptosis
pyroptosome
pyroptosomes
pyroptotic
pyropus
pyropuses
pyroracemic acid
pyros
pyroscope
pyroscopes
pyrosequence

Literary usage of Pyrophyllite

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1. General Economic Geology: A Textbook by William Harvey Emmons (1922)
"2 PRATT, JH: Talc and pyrophyllite Deposits in North Carolina. NC Geol. Survey Econ. Paper, NO. 3, pp. 7-29, 1900. ' DILLER, JS: Talc and Soapstone. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Good Roads Institute, Held at the University of North by University of North Carolina (1793-1962) (1897)
"The production of talc is included with that of pyrophyllite. ... Although pyrophyllite probably cannot be put to all the uses of talc, it can be used for ..."

3. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1904)
"The principal localities furnishing pyrophyllite in any considerable quantities in the United States are in the extreme north-central portion of Moore ..."

4. Journal of Applied Microscopy by Bausch & Lomb Optical Company (1901)
"... the mineral being decomposed and losing practically \ of its SiO2, as required by theory. pyrophyllite not proved to be a metasilicate by same test. ..."

5. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1830)
"Analysis of pyrophyllite, a New Mineral. By MR HERMANN of Moscow, ... The name pyrophyllite is given to it on account of iu exfoliation on exposure to heat. ..."

6. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1910)
"... or the entire output in certain cases, is pulverized and used as a lubricant or white earth, as is the micaceous variety. 13. pyrophyllite ..."

7. Economic Geology of the United States by Heinrich Ries (1907)
"pyrophyllite differs from talc chemically, being a hydrous aluminum silicate, instead of a magnesium silicate, but when sufficiently free from grit it is ..."

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