serpentinize

transitive verb

ser·​pen·​tin·​ize
-ˌnīz
-ed/-ing/-s
: to convert (a magnesian silicate) into serpentine
serpentinized dunite

Word History

Etymology

probably back-formation from serpentinization

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“Serpentinize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serpentinize. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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