Origin of amphibolite

First recorded in 1825–35; amphibole + -ite1
Related formsam·phib·o·lit·ic [am-fib-uh-lit-ik] /æmˌfɪb əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for amphibolite


  1. a metamorphic rock consisting mainly of amphibole and plagioclase
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amphibolite in Science


  1. A metamorphic rock composed chiefly of amphibole and plagioclase and having little or no quartz.
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