mafic

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adjective maf·ic \ˈma-fik\

Definition of mafic

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1912


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