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A mineral silicate of iron and magnesium, principally (Mg, Fe)2SiO4, found in igneous and metamorphic rocks and used as a structural material in refractories and in cements. Also called chrysolite.

[olive (from its color) + -ine.]

ol′i·vin′ic (-vĭn′ĭk), ol′i·vi·nit′ic (-və-nĭt′ĭk) adj.
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(ˌɒlɪˈvɪnɪk) or


of, relating to, or containing olivine
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As a cathode material for large LIBs, olivinic lithium ferrous phosphate (LFP) is attracting keen attention due to its high safety and long life.
The Trosky hill is comprised from olivinic nefelinite with denudational rests of Coniacian calcareous clays.