a brown, monoclinic mica, K(Mg,Fe)AlSiO(OH,F), used mainly as an electrical insulator
Origin of phlogopiteGerman phlogopit from Classical Greek phlog?pos, fiery ( from phlox, flame: see phlox + ?ps, face, eye) + German -it, -ite
A yellow to dark brown mica, K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2, used in insulation.
Origin of phlogopiteGreek phlogōpos fiery-looking ( phlox phlog- flame ; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots.) ( ōps ōp- eye, face ; see okw- in Indo-European roots.) -ite 1
(countable and uncountable, plural phlogopites)
From German Phlogopit, from Ancient Greek Ï•Î»Î¿Î³Ï‰Ï€ÏŒÏ‚ (Ï•logÅpos, “fiery-looking") +"Ž -ite.