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amphibole

noun am·phi·bole \ˈam(p)-fə-ˌbōl\

Definition of AMPHIBOLE

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:  any of a group of complex silicate minerals with like crystal structures that contain calcium, sodium, magnesium, aluminum, or iron ions or a combination of them

Origin of AMPHIBOLE

French, from Late Latin amphibolus, from Greek amphibolos ambiguous, from amphiballein to throw round, doubt, from amphi- + ballein to throw — more at devil
First Known Use: circa 1823
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amphibole

noun am·phi·bole \ˈam(p)-fə-ˌbōl\

Medical Definition of AMPHIBOLE

:  any of a group of complex silicate minerals with like crystal structures that contain calcium, sodium, magnesium, aluminum, and iron ions or a combination of them—see crocidolite

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