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 phlog&omacron;pos, fiery-looking (phlox, phlog-, flame; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots + &omacron;ps, &omacron;p-, eye, face; see okw- in Indo-European roots) + –ite1.
(countable and uncountable, plural phlogopites)
From German Phlogopit, from Ancient Greek Ï•Î»Î¿Î³Ï‰Ï€ÏŒÏ‚ (Ï•logÅpos, “fiery-looking") +"Ž -ite.