[pahy-ruh-fil-ahyt, pahy-rof-uh-lahyt] /ˌpaɪ rəˈfɪl aɪt, paɪˈrɒf əˌlaɪt/

Mineralogy. a phyllosilicate, AlSi 2 O 5 (OH), usually having a white or greenish color, and occurring in either foliated or compact masses, the latter variety being used like soapstone.
a white, silvery, or green micaceous mineral that consists of hydrated aluminium silicate in monoclinic crystalline form and occurs in metamorphic rocks. Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2


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