Triph"y*lite (?), n. [Pref. tri- + Gr. a family, class. So called in allusion to its containing three phosphates.] Min.

A mineral of a grayish-green or bluish color, consisting of the phosphates of iron, manganese, and lithia.

⇒ A salmon-colored or clove-brown variety containing but little iron is known as lithiophilite.


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