Fibrolite Fi"bro*lite (? or ?), n. [L. fibra a fiber + -lite: cf. F. fibrolithe.] (Min.) A silicate of alumina, of fibrous or columnar structure. It is like andalusite in composition; -- called also {sillimanite}, and {bucholizite}. [1913 Webster]

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