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serpentinite

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serpentinite
  (sər-pěn'tə-nīt')   
A metamorphic rock consisting almost entirely of minerals in the serpentine group. Serpentinite forms from the alteration of ferromagnesian silicate materials, such as olivine and pyroxene, during metamorphism.
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