Definition of Sericite

1. n. A kind of muscovite occuring in silky scales having a fibrous structure. It is characteristic of sericite schist.



Definition of Sericite

1. Noun. (minerology) A fine-grained mica found in metamorphic rocks ¹

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Definition of Sericite

1. silky potash mica [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sericite

1. A kind of muscovite occuring in silky scales having a fibrous structure. It is characteristic of sericite schist. Origin: L. Sericus silken. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sericite

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sericite (current term)
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Literary usage of Sericite

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1. Geology of Wisconsin: Survey of 1873-1879 by Wisconsin Chief Geologist (1880)
"It represents principally an essential constituent of sericite-schists and gneisses. sericite appears in the form of scaly folia with a fibrous structure. ..."

2. The Geology of the Goldfields of British Guiana by John Burchmore Harrison, Frank Fowler, Charles Wilgress Anderson (1908)
"This change of massive rocks into fissile ones is caused by a development of sericite-mica from the feldspar of the groundmass, usually accompanied by a ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1916)
"In the fractured area, however, sericite is very abundant. It replaces the feldspars in very ... Plagioclase changes to sericite earlier than orthoclase. ..."

4. A Report on the Asbestos, Talc and Soapstone Deposits of Georgia by Oliver Baker Hopkins (1914)
"APPENDIX THE sericite AND CHLORITE SCHISTS OF PICKENS AND CHEROKEE COUNTIES INTRODUCTION In Pickens and Cherokee counties, Georgia, there are a number of ..."

5. Metamorphic Geology: A Text-book by Charles Kenneth Leith, Warren Judson Mead (1915)
"sericite schist developed from slate near granite contact. ... These analyses are selected as typical of sericite schists from many localities. ..."

6. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1859)
"sericite from near Naurod. List.* This is perfectly similar to the crystalline constituent of various kinds of Taunus slate. List is of opinion that Taunus ..."

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