[ am-fib-uh-lahyt ]
/ æmˈfɪb əˌlaɪt /
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a metamorphic rock composed mainly of amphibole and plagioclase.
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OTHER WORDS FROM amphiboliteam·phib·o·lit·ic [am-fib-uh-lit-ik], /æmˌfɪb əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for amphibolite
The term is to some extent synonymous with “amphibolite” and “hornblende-schist.”
The specimen was taken from a pegmatite dike at its contact with an amphibolite.The Long Labrador Trail|Dillon Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for amphibolite
/ (æmˈfɪbəˌlaɪt) /
a metamorphic rock consisting mainly of amphibole and plagioclase
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Scientific definitions for amphibolite
[ ăm-fĭb′ə-līt′ ]
A metamorphic rock composed chiefly of amphibole and plagioclase and having little or no quartz.
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