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microlite

[ mahy-kruh-lahyt ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌlaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.

any microscopic crystal.
a mineral, principally calcium pyrotantalate, Ca2Ta2O7, usually including niobium, fluorine, and other impurities, occurring in cubic crystals.

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Origin of microlite

First recorded in 1825–35; micro- + -lite
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