Vermiculite : Definition

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Definitions of Vermiculite

Pronunciation : Ver*mic"u*lite
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [L. vermiculus, dim. of vermis worm.] (Min.)
Definition : Defn: A group of minerals having, a micaceous structure. They are hydrous silicates, derived generally from the alteration of some kind of mica. So called because the scales, when heated, open out into wormlike forms.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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