Definition of periclase in English:

periclase

Line breaks: peri|clase
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛrɪkleɪz
 
, -s/

noun

[mass noun]
A colourless mineral consisting of magnesium oxide, occurring chiefly in marble and limestone.

Origin

mid 19th century: from modern Latin periclasia, erroneously from Greek peri 'utterly' + klasis 'breaking' (because it cleaves perfectly).

Definition of periclase in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day keek
Pronunciation: kēk
verb
peep surreptitiously