mica

a silicate mineral characterized by sheet cleavage; i.e., it separates in thin sheets. Biotite is ferromagnesian black mica, and muscovite is potassic white mica. Sometimes mica is used as a lost circulation material in drilling.

mica

Latin, meaning: crumb, morsel, grain / small loaf.
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mica

[n] - any of various minerals consisting of hydrous silicates of aluminum or potassium etc. that crystallize in forms that allow perfect cleavage into very thin leaves
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Mica

A group of silicates with similar chemical composition. Used as an electrical insulator.
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MICA

Missile d'Interception et de Combat Aerien
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Mica

A small glistening particle of talc or other crystalline substance present in large numbers in the structure of a rock; commonly used in ‘crystal` radio sets.
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Mica

A transparent mineral used as window material in high-temperature ovens.
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Mica

Mi'ca noun [ Latin mica crumb, grain, particle; confer French mica .] (Min.) The name of a group of minerals characterized by highly perfect cleavage, so that they readily separate into very thin leaves, more or less elastic. They differ widely in composition, and vary in color from ...
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mica

<chemical> The name of a group of minerals characterised by highly perfect cleavage, so that they readily separate into very thin leaves, more or less elastic. They differ widely in composition, and vary in colour from pale brown or yellow to green or black. The transparent forms are used in lanterns, the doors of stoves, etc, being popularly...
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mica

isinglass noun any of various minerals consisting of hydrous silicates of aluminum or potassium etc. that crystallize in forms that allow perfect cleavage into very thin leaves; used as dielectrics because of their resistance to electricity
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mica

(mi´kә) any of a group of complex aluminum silicate compounds; they can cause pneumoconiosis in miners.
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Mica

• (n.) The name of a group of minerals characterized by highly perfect cleavage, so that they readily separate into very thin leaves, more or less elastic. They differ widely in composition, and vary in color from pale brown or yellow to green or black. The transparent forms are used in lanterns, the doors of stoves, etc., being popularly call...
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mica

any of a group of hydrous potassium, aluminum silicate minerals. It is a type of phyllosilicate, exhibiting a two-dimensional sheet or layer ... [7 related articles]
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Mica

Mica is a English girl name. The meaning of the name is `Who is Like God` Where is it used? The name Mica is mainly used In Other languages.It is an abbreviated form of Micaela, used In Italian.How do they say it elsewhere? Michael ( In English, German, Czech and In the bible) The name Mica doesn`t appear In the US top 1000 most common names o...
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Mica

Mica refers to a group of more than thirty silicate minerals having perfect cleavage in one direction and which easily split into thin, elastic, sheets. Micas are closely associated with clay minerals such as gibbsite and kaolinite. Micas are highly resistant to electricity and heat and are widely used in industry as insulators, and are also added ...
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MICA

[Institute of Strategic Marketing and Communication] MICA is an academic institution for Strategic Marketing and Communication skills in India. Established in 1991, it is located on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. Recently, on March 29, 2014, amidst the nineteenth convocation, MICA launched its new logo while still re...
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Mica

Silicate mineral that exhibits a platy crystal structure and perfect cleavage. Common forms of mica are biotite and muscovite.
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mica

crystalline double silicates of which two main types are used for electrical purposes, namely : 1. muscovite (aluminium-potash mica), which is relatively hard 2. phlogopite (aluminium-magnesium-potash mica), which is relatively soft
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mica

Mica. Credit: U.S. Geological Survey Any of a group of chemically and physically related complex mineral silicates, common in igneous and metamorphic rocks, occurring in thin, flaky sheets. The three main members of the group are muscovite, biotite, and lepidolite. Flakes of mica are used as el...
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mica

mica (mī'ku) , general term for a large group of minerals, hydrous silicates of aluminum and potassium, often containing magnesium, ferrous iron, ferric iron, sodium, and lithium and more rarely containing barium, chromium, and fluorine. All crystallize in the monoclinic system, but mica i...
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mica

Any of a group of silicate minerals that split easily into thin flakes along lines of weakness in their crystal structure (perfect basal cleavage). They are glossy, have a pearly lustre, and are found in many igneous and metamorphic rocks. Their good thermal and electrical insulation qualities make them valuable in industry. Their chemical composit...
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Mica

potassium aluminosilicate
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MICA

[missile] The MBDA MICA (Missile d’interception et de combat aérien, `interception and aerial combat missile”) is an anti-air multi-target, all weather, fire-and-forget short and medium-range missile system. It is intended for use both by air platforms as individual missiles as well as ground units and ships, which can be equipped with...
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Mica

The mica group of sheet silicate (phyllosilicate) minerals includes several closely related materials having close to perfect basal cleavage. All are monoclinic, with a tendency towards pseudohexagonal crystals, and are similar in chemical composition. The nearly perfect cleavage, which is the most prominent characteristic of mica, is explained by...
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Mica

Any group of mineral silicates in a multi-layered form; characterized by cleaving which permits splitting into thin sheets.
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