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mi·ca

(mī'kă)
A silicate mineral with almost perfect cleavage that occurs in thin laminated scales. It is used in paints and as an insulator in high-voltage equipment. Because of its heat resistance, it is used instead of glass in windows for stoves and kerosene heaters.
[L. mico, to shine]

mica

(mī′kă) [L. mica, morsel, crumb]
A mineral composed of various silicates of metals. It occurs in thin, laminated scales.
micaceous (mī-kā′shŭs), adjective
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The effect of the micaceous barrier on the long-term electrical strength of the composite high-voltage insulation of electrical machines
The clay-slate is intersected by a vein of micaceous limestone, which first appears in the bed of the river Poe; then passing near Newtown-Stewart and crossing the Munterlowney mountains, it terminates near the village of Dunamanagh, in the northern extremity ofthe county.
* Annular psoriasis is characterized by ring-shaped patches with white micaceous scaling and central clearing.
The area is located on the eastern side of Manora Channel and characterized by long stretch of sandy micaceous beach extending upto Gizri Creek.
The centrae are embedded in a single block of fine-grained micaceous gray-green sandstone, are semi-articulated, and occur in two biometric sets: those over 60 mm diameter and those ranging between 45 and 54.
A laboratory study of the extraction of alumina of smelter grade from China clay micaceous residues by a nitric acid route.
The keratotic scales is usually micaceous and resembles psoriasis (1).
The dolomites are dirty white, light green, hard, micaceous, sandy and glauconitic towards the base.
The mineralogy of these rock types are primarily micaceous and chloritic minerals.
Examples include Mikasa's Hammersmith Gold and Hammersmith Platinum patterns; their hammered look another trend in the market; Nikko's lavish Fortune pattern and its animal print designs, whose price tags hover around $300 per place setting, part of an effort by the company's new management in Japan to promote the Nikko brand and its design capability; Wedgwood's Palladium dinnerware with rose-gold striping and a micaceous sheen; and the Golden Age of Lismore collection from Waterford, which includes Lismore Lace dinnerware and gold-dipped stemware that retails for $500 per pair.
These minerals might owe to the decomposition and prolonged leaching of feldspar, micaceous, chloritic and other Al- rich silicates in igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks under humid tropical conditions (Murray, 2007; Johnson, 2000; Kerr, 1971).