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ultramafic

[ uhl-truh-maf-ik ]
/ ˌʌl trəˈmæf ɪk /
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Origin of ultramafic

First recorded in 1940–45; ultra- + mafic
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Scientific definitions for ultramafic

ultramafic
[ ŭl′trə-măfĭk ]

Containing mainly mafic minerals. Used of igneous rocks and often used interchangeably with ultrabasic. Dunite is an ultramafic rock.
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