omphacite

noun
om·​pha·​cite | \ ˈäm(p)fəˌsīt \
plural -s

Definition of omphacite

: a mineral consisting of a grass-green granular or foliated pyroxene found in the rock eclogite

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History and Etymology for omphacite

German omphazit, from Greek omphakitēs green stone, from omphak-, omphax unripe grape + -itēs -ite

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“Omphacite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/omphacite. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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