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omphacite

[ om-fuh-sahyt ]
/ ˈɒm fəˌsaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.
a pale-green variety of pyroxene similar to olivine, found in eclogite.
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Origin of omphacite

1820–30; <German Omphazit<Greek omphakī́tēs green stone, equivalent to omphak- (stem of ómphax) unripe grape + -ītēs-ite1

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