ultrabasic

adjective ul·tra·ba·sic \ ˌəl-trə-ˈbā-sik \
|Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of ultrabasic

: extremely basic
  • an ultrabasic system
; specifically : very low in silica and rich in iron and magnesium minerals
  • dunite and peridotite are ultrabasic rocks

ultrabasic

noun

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