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amphibolite

[am-fib-uh-lahyt] /æmˈfɪb əˌlaɪt/
noun, Petrography
1.
a metamorphic rock composed mainly of amphibole and plagioclase.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; amphibole + -ite1
Related forms
amphibolitic
[am-fib-uh-lit-ik] /æmˌfɪb əˈlɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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amphibolite

/æmˈfɪbəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a metamorphic rock consisting mainly of amphibole and plagioclase
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amphibolite
  (ām-fĭb'ə-līt')   
A metamorphic rock composed chiefly of amphibole and plagioclase and having little or no quartz.
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