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A usually white, hard mineral, Al2SiO5, occurring in highly metamorphosed rock as long, slender, fibrous crystals. Also called fibrolite.

[After Benjamin Silliman.]


(Minerals) a white, brown, or green fibrous mineral that consists of aluminium silicate in orthorhombic crystalline form and occurs in metamorphic rocks. Formula: Al2SiO5
[C19: named after Benjamin Silliman (1779–1864), US chemist]


(ˈsɪl ə məˌnaɪt)

a needlelike or fibrous mineral, aluminum silicate, Al2SiO5, synthetic forms of which are used in ceramic insulators.
[1825–30; after B. Silliman (1779–1864), U.S. scientist]
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