Definition for APH'RITE

APH'RITE, n. [Gr. αφρος, froth; the schaum erde, or earth scum, of Werner; the silvery chalk of Kirwan.]

A subvariety of carbonate of lime, occurring in small masses, solid, or tender and friable. It is composed of lamels or scales, of a pearly luster. It is connected by insensible shades with argentine. Jameson. Cleaveland.

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