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omphacite

[om-fuh-sahyt] /ˈɒm fəˌsaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy.
1.
a pale-green variety of pyroxene similar to olivine, found in eclogite.
Origin of omphacite
1820-1830
1820-30; < German Omphazit < Greek omphakī́tēs green stone, equivalent to omphak- (stem of ómphax) unripe grape + -ītēs -ite1
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