Definitions for ophiteˈɒf aɪt, ˈoʊ faɪt

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oph•iteˈɒf aɪt, ˈoʊ faɪt(n.)

  1. a diabase in which elongate crystals of plagioclase are embedded in pyroxene.

    Category: Petrology

Origin of ophite:

1350–1400; ME ophites < L ophītēs serpentine stone < Gk ophitēs (líthos)

o•phit•ic(adj.)

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