Origin: ModL from L, a crumb, grain (from Indo-European an unverified form (s)meik-, variant, variety of base an unverified form (s)mei-, to smear, rub over from source Old English smitte, a smudge): sense influenced, influence by micare, to shine, glitter from Indo-European an unverified form meik-, to flicker, blink
- micaceous adjective
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Origin: Latin mīca, grain (perhaps influenced by micāre, to flash).
- mi·caˈceous adjective
mica - Science Definition
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