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amphibolite

[ am-fib-uh-lahyt ]
/ æmˈfɪb əˌlaɪt /
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noun Petrography.

a metamorphic rock composed mainly of amphibole and plagioclase.

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Origin of amphibolite

First recorded in 1825–35; amphibole + -ite1

OTHER WORDS FROM amphibolite

am·phib·o·lit·ic [am-fib-uh-lit-ik], /æmˌfɪb əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for amphibolite

amphibolite
/ (æmˈfɪbəˌlaɪt) /

noun

a metamorphic rock consisting mainly of amphibole and plagioclase
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for amphibolite

amphibolite
[ ăm-fĭbə-līt′ ]

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