- a diabase in which elongate crystals of plagioclase are embedded in pyroxene.
Origin of ophite
Examples from the Web for ophite
Historical Examples of ophite
By this is meant the Ophite race, who came from Egypt, and from Syria, and got footing in this island.Ophiolatreia
As a consecrating symbol, the ophite hierogram was inscribed upon the massive portals of the Egyptian temples.
The former represents the ophite hierogram with one serpent, the latter is double; in both cases the circle has no wings.
As these were Ophite temples, a story has been added about this person having been stung by a serpent.
Many temples were erected to the Ophite God: and many cities were denominated from him.
- any of several greenish mottled rocks with ophitic texture, such as dolerite and diabase