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vərˈmɪk yəˌlaɪtver·mi·culite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vermiculitenoun

    any of a group of yellow or brown hydrous silicate minerals having a micaceous structure


  1. vermiculitenoun

    A hydrated silicate mineral which expands on heating; it is used in insulation and as a medium for planting

    Etymology: vermiculus, wormlet for its fibrous nature and tendency to expand into worm-like shapes when heated

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vermiculitenoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. vermiculus, dim. of vermis worm.]


  1. Vermiculite

    Vermiculite is a hydrous, silicate mineral that is classified as a phyllosilicate and that expands greatly when heated. Exfoliation occurs when the mineral is heated sufficiently, and the effect is routinely produced in commercial furnaces. Vermiculite is formed by weathering or hydrothermal alteration of biotite or phlogopite. Large commercial vermiculite mines currently exist in Russia, South Africa, China, and Brazil.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vermiculite in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vermiculite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  • الفيرميكوليتArabic
  • வெர்மிகுலைட்Tamil
  • vermiculiteTelugu

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