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ultramafic

[uhl-truh-maf-ik]
adjective Geology.
  1. ultrabasic.
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Origin of ultramafic

First recorded in 1940–45; ultra- + mafic
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ultramafic in Science

ultramafic

[ŭl′trə-măfĭk]
  1. Containing mainly mafic minerals. Used of igneous rocks and often used interchangeably with ultrabasic. Dunite is an ultramafic rock.
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