spathic

[ spath-ik ]
/ ˈspæθ ɪk /
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adjective Mineralogy.

like spar.

Nearby words

  1. spat,
  2. spatchcock,
  3. spate,
  4. spathaceous,
  5. spathe,
  6. spathiphyllum,
  7. spathose,
  8. spathulate,
  9. spatial,
  10. spatial frequency

Origin of spathic

1780–90; < German Spat (earlier spelling Spath) spar + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for spathic

spathic

spathose (ˈspæθəʊs)

/ (ˈspæθɪk) /

adjective

(of minerals) resembling spar, esp in having good cleavage

Word Origin for spathic

C18: from German Spat, Spath spar ³; related to Old High German spān chip; see spoon

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