serpentinite

[ sər-pĕntə-nīt′ ]

A metamorphic rock consisting almost entirely of minerals in the serpentine group. Serpentinite forms from the alteration of ferromagnesian silicate materials, such as olivine and pyroxene, during metamorphism.

Nearby words

  1. serpentiform,
  2. serpentine,
  3. serpentine front,
  4. serpentine jade,
  5. serpentine stretcher,
  6. serpentinize,
  7. serpentis,
  8. serpiginous,
  9. serpigo,
  10. serps

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