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 (pī′rō-fĭl′īt′, pī-rŏf′ə-līt′)
A silvery white or pale green aluminum silicate mineral, Al2Si4O10(OH)2, occurring naturally in soft compact masses.


(Minerals) 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


(ˌpaɪ rəˈfɪl aɪt, paɪˈrɒf əˌlaɪt)

a mineral, hydrous aluminum silicate, Al2Si4O10(OH)2, usu. having a white or greenish color and occurring in foliated and granular masses.
[1820–30; < German Pyrophyllit; so called because it exfoliates when heated. See pyro-, -phyll, -ite1]
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Noun1.pyrophyllite - a white or greenish aluminum silicate mineral (resembles talc)
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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