Meaning of anthophyllite in English:

anthophyllite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A purplish- or yellowish-brown ferromagnesian silicate mineral of the amphibole group which occurs as fibrous or lamellar masses, especially in metamorphic rocks.

    Chemical formula: (Mg, Fe)₇Si₈O₂₂(OH)₂. Crystal system: orthorhombic.

Pronunciation

anthophyllite

/anˈθɒfɪlʌɪt/ /ˌanθəˈfɪlʌɪt/

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Stephen Weston (1747–1830), antiquary and classical scholar. From German Anthophyllit from post-classical Latin anthophyllum clove + German -it.