Origin of graphite
Examples from the Web for graphitic
The silica of the compound has been driven off, leaving a shell of graphitic substance formed from the coke.Electricity and Magnetism|Elisha Gray
British Dictionary definitions for graphitic
Word Origin for graphite
Word Origin and History for graphitic
1796, from German Graphit "black lead," coined 1789 by German mineralogist Abraham Gottlob Werner (1750-1817) from Greek graphein "write" (see -graphy) + mineral suffix -ite. So called because it was used in pencils. Related: Graphitic.