a diabase in which elongate crystals of plagioclase are embedded in pyroxene.
- o·phit·ic [oh-fit-ik], /oʊˈfɪt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use ophite in a sentence
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.
The temple was an ophite Petra: which terms induced people to believe, that there were in these temples serpents petrified.
There are allusions to these ophite temples, and to these pillars, upon the coins of Syria, and Tyre.
By this is meant the ophite race, who came from Egypt, and from Syria, and got footing in this island.Ophiolatreia | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for ophite
any of several greenish mottled rocks with ophitic texture, such as dolerite and diabase
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