[ yoor-uh-lahyt ]
/ ˈyʊər əˌlaɪt /
a fibrous, dark-green hornblende formed by the hydrothermal alteration of pyroxene.
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OTHER WORDS FROM uraliteu·ral·it·ic [yoor-uh-lit-ik], /ˌyʊər əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Uralite, ū′ral-īt, n. a mineral with the crystalline form of augite and the cleavage and specific gravity of hornblende.
British Dictionary definitions for uralite
/ (ˈjʊərəˌlaɪt) /
an amphibole mineral, similar to hornblende, that replaces pyroxene in some igneous and metamorphic rocks
Derived forms of uraliteuralitic (ˌjʊərəˈlɪtɪk), adjective
Word Origin for uralite
C19: from the Ural Mountains where it was first found + -ite 1
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