amphibolite

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am·phib·o·lite

 (ăm-fĭb′ə-līt′)
n.
A metamorphic rock composed chiefly of amphibole and plagioclase feldspar and having little or no quartz.

am·phib′o·lit′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

amphibolite

(æmˈfɪbəˌlaɪt)
n
(Geological Science) a metamorphic rock consisting mainly of amphibole and plagioclase

am•phib•o•lite

(æmˈfɪb əˌlaɪt)

n.
a metamorphic rock composed of amphibole and plagioclase.
[1825–35]
am•phib`o•lit′ic (-ˈlɪt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.amphibolite - a metamorphic rock composed chiefly of amphibole and plagioclase
amphibole - a mineral or mineral variety belonging to the amphibole group
metamorphic rock - rock altered by pressure and heat