mafic

play
adjective maf·ic \ ˈma-fik \

Definition of mafic

:of, relating to, or being a group of usually dark-colored minerals rich in magnesium and iron

Origin and Etymology of mafic

New Latin magnesium + Latin ferrum iron + English -ic


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up mafic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

all at once

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!