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sericite

[ ser-uh-sahyt ]
/ ˈsɛr əˌsaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.
a fine-grained variety of muscovite produced by the alteration of feldspar.
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Origin of sericite

From the German word Sericit, dating back to 1850–55. See seric-, -ite1

OTHER WORDS FROM sericite

ser·i·cit·ic [ser-i-sit-ik], /ˌsɛr ɪˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective
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