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uralite

[yoo r-uh-lahyt] /ˈyʊər əˌlaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy.
1.
a fibrous, dark-green hornblende formed by the hydrothermal alteration of pyroxene.
Origin of uralite
1825-1835
1825-35; < German Uralit, named after the Ural Mountains, where found; see -ite1
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uralitic
[yoo r-uh-lit-ik] /ˌyʊər əˈlɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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uralite

/ˈjʊərəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
an amphibole mineral, similar to hornblende, that replaces pyroxene in some igneous and metamorphic rocks
Derived Forms
uralitic (ˌjʊərəˈlɪtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from the Ural Mountains where it was first found + -ite1
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