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A brown, yellow, or orange volcanic glass that is interstitial material in pillow lava or in amygdules and is formed through the hydration of tachylyte.

[German Palagonit, after Palagonia, municipality in southern Sicily where it is found.]

pa·lag′o·nit′ic (-nĭt′ĭk) adj.
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(Minerals) a yellow basaltic glass
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