[ per-i-kleys, -kleyz ]
/ ˈpɛr ɪˌkleɪs, -ˌkleɪz /
a cubic mineral, native magnesia, MgO, occurring usually in metamorphosed dolomite.
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British Dictionary definitions for periclase
/ (ˈpɛrɪˌkleɪs) /
a mineral consisting of magnesium oxide in the form of isometric crystals or grains: occurs in metamorphosed limestone
Derived forms of periclasepericlastic (ˌpɛrɪˈklæstɪk), adjective
Word Origin for periclase
C19: from New Latin periclasia, from Greek peri very + klasis a breaking, referring to its perfect cleavage
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