amphibolization

noun am·phib·o·li·za·tion \amˌfibələ̇ˈzāshən, ˌamfəˌbōlə̇ˈ-\

Definition of amphibolization

plural

-s

  1. :  a metasomatic process whereby a preexisting dark mineral has been converted to amphibole

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Origin and Etymology of amphibolization

amphibole + -ization


First Known Use: 1885


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