amphibole

noun
am·​phi·​bole | \ ˈam(p)-fə-ˌbōl How to pronounce amphibole (audio) \

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

First Known Use of amphibole

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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 How to pronounce amphibole (audio) \

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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