Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A white or greenish mineral, (Li,Na)Al(PO4)(F,OH), that is an important source of lithium.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mineral, generally massive, rarely in triclinic crystals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun mineralogy A mineral, a mixed fluoride and aluminophosphate of sodium and lithium that is an important ore of lithium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a white or grey mineral consisting of lithium aluminum phosphate; a source of lithium

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German Amblygonit, from Greek amblugōnios, obtuse-angled : amblus, blunt; see mel- in Indo-European roots + gōniā, angle; see genu- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • Petalite is found in the minerals spodumene, lepidolite mica, and amblygonite.

    Lithium

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