amphibole

noun am·phi·bole \ ˈam(p)-fə-ˌbōl \

Definition of amphibole

2 : 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 and Etymology 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


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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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