anthophyllite

[an-thuh-fil-ahyt]
noun
  1. a mineral, magnesium-iron silicate, (Mg,Fe)7(Si8O22)(OH)2, occurring in schists in lamellar or fibrous clove-brown crystals.

Origin of anthophyllite

1835–45; < New Latin anthophyll(um) clove (see antho-, -phyl) + -ite1
Related formsan·tho·phyl·lit·ic [an-thuh-fuh-lit-ik] /ˌæn θə fəˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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