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sericite

[ser-uh-sahyt] /ˈsɛr əˌsaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy.
1.
a fine-grained variety of muscovite produced by the alteration of feldspar.
Origin of sericite
1850-1855
From the German word Sericit, dating back to 1850-55. See seric-, -ite1
Related forms
sericitic
[ser-i-sit-ik] /ˌsɛr ɪˈsɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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