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ferromagnesian

[fer-oh-mag-nee-zhuh n, -shuh n] /ˌfɛr oʊ mægˈni ʒən, -ʃən/
adjective, Mineralogy
1.
(of minerals and rocks) containing iron and magnesium.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; ferro- + magnesian
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Examples from the web for ferromagnesian
  • The chlorite forms dark-green clots, probably derived from alteration of ferromagnesian minerals.
  • Igneous rock composed chiefly of dark-colored ferromagnesian silicate minerals.
  • The crystal structures and crystal chemistry of ferromagnesian amphiboles.
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ferromagnesian

/ˌfɛrəʊmæɡˈniːʒən/
adjective
1.
(of minerals such as biotite) containing a high proportion of iron and magnesium
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ferromagnesian in Science
ferromagnesian
  (fěr'ō-māg-nē'zhən)   
Containing iron and magnesium. Magnetite and hornblende are ferromagnesian minerals.
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