omphacite

[ om-fuh-sahyt ]
/ ˈɒm fəˌsaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.

a pale-green variety of pyroxene similar to olivine, found in eclogite.

Nearby words

  1. omophagia,
  2. omophagous,
  3. omophorion,
  4. omotic,
  5. omov,
  6. omphale,
  7. omphalectomy,
  8. omphalelcosis,
  9. omphalic,
  10. omphalitis

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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