uralite

[ yoo r-uh-lahyt ]
/ ˈyʊər əˌlaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.

a fibrous, dark-green hornblende formed by the hydrothermal alteration of pyroxene.

Origin of uralite

1825–35; < German Uralit, named after the Ural Mountains, where found; see -ite1

Related forms

u·ral·it·ic [yoo r-uh-lit-ik] /ˌyʊər əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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uralite

/ (ˈjʊərəˌlaɪt) /

noun

an amphibole mineral, similar to hornblende, that replaces pyroxene in some igneous and metamorphic rocks

Derived Forms

uralitic (ˌjʊərəˈlɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for uralite

C19: from the Ural Mountains where it was first found + -ite 1
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