mafic

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maf·ic

 (măf′ĭk)
adj.
Relating to or containing a group of dark-colored silicate minerals, composed chiefly of magnesium and iron, that occur in igneous rocks, including hornblende, pyroxene, olivine, and biotite.

[ma(gnesium) + Latin f(errum), iron + -ic.]

mafic

(ˈmæfɪk)
n
(Geological Science) a collective term for minerals present in igneous rock
adj
(Geological Science) relating to igneous rocks or silicate minerals

maf•ic

(ˈmæf ɪk)

adj.
of or pertaining to rocks rich in dark, ferromagnesian minerals.
[1910–15; ma(gnesium) + Latin f(errum) iron + -ic]
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and Rison, W., 1982, Systematics of rare gas isotopes in basic lavas and ultramafic xenoliths: Journal of Geophysical Research, v.

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