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A metamorphic rock composed chiefly of amphibole and plagioclase feldspar and having little or no quartz.

am·phib′o·lit′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.


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


(æmˈfɪb əˌlaɪt)

a metamorphic rock composed of amphibole and plagioclase.
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
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In the southern metamorphic belt, amphibolite and amphibolitic gneiss with lit-par-lit leucogranite sheets, similar to some components in the Arichat belt, outcrop on Green Island (Fig.
One of them, Medellin Amphibolites, is an extensive amphibolitic body that shows no relics of its metavolcanic protolith and is frequently associated with metasediments.
The Puerto Nuevo Layered Complex, product of a magma underplating, is intrusive into the San Pablo Metamorphic Complex (amphibolebiotite gneiss with lenses of granite, migmatitic amphibolitic gneiss, orthoamphibolites, and hornblende-actinolite schist).
and Egbeyemi, R.O., 2006 Compositional features and petrogenetic affinity of Precambrian amphibolitic schists of Sepeteri area, southwestern Nigeria.Global journal of Geological Sciences 4.2:199-207.
Kadioglu & Dilek (2010) suggested that the HP shows chemical characteristics of high-Al adakitic compositions, which could have formed by the partial melting of the hydrated lithospheric mantle and the amphibolitic mafic lower crust that was triggered by delamination-induced asthenospheric upwelling.
The Nagar Parkar igneous complex consists of a variety of Late Proterozoic granitic rocks emplaced in a basement of amphibolitic rocks.