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spathic

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

like spar.

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