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uralite

[yoo r-uh-lahyt]
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noun Mineralogy.
  1. a fibrous, dark-green hornblende formed by the hydrothermal alteration of pyroxene.

Origin of uralite

1825–35; < German Uralit, named after the Ural Mountains, where found; see -ite1
Related formsu·ral·it·ic [yoo r-uh-lit-ik] /ˌyʊər əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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  • Uralite, ū′ral-īt, n. a mineral with the crystalline form of augite and the cleavage and specific gravity of hornblende.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

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British Dictionary definitions for uralite

uralite

noun
  1. an amphibole mineral, similar to hornblende, that replaces pyroxene in some igneous and metamorphic rocks
Derived Formsuralitic (ˌjʊərəˈlɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin

C19: from the Ural Mountains where it was first found + -ite 1
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