an·​a·​bo·​hit·​site | \ ˌanəbōˈhitˌsīt \
plural -s

Definition of anabohitsite

: a variety of olivine-pyroxenite rock containing hypersthene, hornblende, and about 30 percent of ilmenite and magnetite

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First Known Use of anabohitsite

circa 1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anabohitsite

French anabohitsite, from Anabohitsy, Madagascar, its locality + French -ite

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The first known use of anabohitsite was circa 1920

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“Anabohitsite.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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