serpentinization

noun ser·pen·tin·iza·tion

Definition of serpentinization

plural

-s

  1. :  the process or state of alteration by which minerals (such as olivine) are converted into serpentine

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Origin and Etymology of serpentinization

International Scientific Vocabulary 4serpentine + -ization


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