uralitic

uralite

[yoor-uh-lahyt]
noun Mineralogy.
a fibrous, dark-green hornblende formed by the hydrothermal alteration of pyroxene.

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

uralitic [yoor-uh-lit-ik] , adjective
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uralite (ˈjʊərəˌlaɪt)
 
n
an amphibole mineral, similar to hornblende, that replaces pyroxene in some igneous and metamorphic rocks
 
[C19: from the Ural Mountains where it was first found + -ite1]
 
uralitic
 
adj

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