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mica

[mī′kə]
an aluminum silicate mineral that occurs in thin laminated scales. Mica is used in paints, plastics, fire protection boards, pigments, and other industrial materials. It is used also as an electric insulator and lubricant.

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

mica

a heat-resistant transparent mineral found in large glass-like sheets and used in windows of furnaces; may have a high content of fluorine but seems unlikely to affect animals.
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A new name, micaceous and verrucous malignant balanitis has been suggested for this condition (7).
the alternating beds of sandy dolomite and impure micaceous rich silty sandstone.
The results indicate that release of non-exchangeable K from micaceous minerals was considerable in the studied soils, and this K pool can act as a source for supplying K to plants.
The osteological remains, mainly the Allosaurus elements, were found in a level of fine micaceous sandstones with abundant carbonated concretions.
The Downey consists of green to grey micaceous quartzite, grit, and phyllite, and minor mafic volcanic rocks and limestone.
Figure1 shows a schematic sketch of the ditrigonal network of tetrahedra in case of micaceous minerals in the projection on (001) with labelled positions T(1) and T(2) for tetrahedral cations and M(1), M(2), M(3) for octahedral cations.
The sandstone ranges from quartz arenite to micaceous arenite in composition.
2]O and extenders 1D B: Long linseed-oil alkyd 1 x 30 P: Micaceous iron oxide (MIO), F[e.
36, above), one micaceous sherd that is not from a water jar, and three fragments of an amphora.
Optical and microchemical analysis of the inner parts of pottery fragments revealed a micaceous composition, with high [K.
The Tippah Sand lithology here consists of very well sorted, micaceous, fine-grained sand containing laminations and Ophiomorpha sp.
It occurs as small micaceous plates (to 4 mm) that form isolated radiating balls and aggregates that reach nearly 1 cm across in thin seams.