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A dark-brown or dark-green to black mica, K(Mg,Fe)3(Al,Fe)Si3O10(OH)2, found in igneous and metamorphic rocks.
[After Jean Baptiste Biot (1774-1862), French physicist.]
bi′o·tit′ic (-tĭt′ĭk) adj.
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(Minerals) a black or dark green mineral of the mica group, found in igneous and metamorphic rocks. Composition: hydrous magnesium iron potassium aluminium silicate. Formula: K(Mg,Fe)3(Al,Fe)Si3O10(OH)2. Crystal structure: monoclinic
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a mica occurring in black, dark brown, or dark green sheets and flakes: an important constituent of igneous and metamorphic rocks.
[1860–65; after J. B. Biot (1774–1862), French mineralogist; see -ite 1]
bi`o•tit′ic (-ˈtɪt ɪk) adj.
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A dark-brown to black mica found in igneous and metamorphic rocks.
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|Noun||1.||biotite - dark brown to black mica found in igneous and metamorphic rock|
lepidomelane - a mica that is a biotite containing iron
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