[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

Read Also:

  • Pyroracemic-acid

    [pahy-roh-rey-see-mik, -sem-ik, -roh-ruh-, pahy-roh-] /ˈpaɪ roʊ reɪˈsi mɪk, -ˈsɛm ɪk, -roʊ rə-, ˌpaɪ roʊ-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. .

  • Pyrosis

    [pahy-roh-sis] /paɪˈroʊ sɪs/ noun, Pathology. 1. (def 1). /paɪˈrəʊsɪs/ noun 1. (pathol) a technical name for heartburn noun See acid reflux pyrosis py·ro·sis (pī-rō’sĭs) n. See heartburn.

  • Pyrostat

    [pahy-ruh-stat] /ˈpaɪ rəˌstæt/ noun 1. a thermostat for high temperatures. 2. a safety device that, when a fire breaks out in its vicinity, automatically causes a mechanism to sound a warning alarm. /ˈpaɪrəʊˌstæt/ noun 1. a device that activates an alarm or extinguisher in the event of a fire 2. a thermostat for use at […]

  • Pyrosulfate

    [pahy-ruh-suhl-feyt] /ˌpaɪ rəˈsʌl feɪt/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a salt of . pyrosulfate (pī’rō-sŭl’fāt’) A salt or ester of pyrosulfuric acid, containing the group S2O7.

  • Pyrosulfuric

    [pahy-roh-suhl-fyoo r-ik] /ˌpaɪ roʊ sʌlˈfyʊər ɪk/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. of or derived from ; disulfuric.

Disclaimer: Pyrophyllite definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.