[ fer-oh-mag-nee-zhuh n, -shuh n ]
/ ˌfɛr oʊ mægˈni ʒən, -ʃən /
(of minerals and rocks) containing iron and magnesium.
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Example sentences from the Web for ferromagnesian
Hornblende and biotite are the ferromagnesian constituents and vary much in relative importance.Mount Rainier|Various
Biotite and all ferromagnesian minerals rarely appear in them, and never are in considerable amount.
British Dictionary definitions for ferromagnesian
/ (ˌfɛrəʊmæɡˈniːʒən) /
(of minerals such as biotite) containing a high proportion of iron and magnesium
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Scientific definitions for ferromagnesian
[ fĕr′ō-măg-nē′zhən ]
Containing iron and magnesium. Magnetite and hornblende are ferromagnesian minerals.
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