omphacite

omphacite

[om-fuh-sahyt]
noun Mineralogy.
a pale-green variety of pyroxene similar to olivine, found in eclogite.

Origin:
1820–30; < German Omphazit < Greek omphakī́tēs green stone, equivalent to omphak- (stem of ómphax) unripe grape + -ītēs -ite1

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