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  • peridotitic — pe·rid·o·tit·ic …   English syllables

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  • peridotite — peridotitic /per i doh tit ik, peuh rid euh /, adj. /per i doh tuyt, peuh rid euh tuyt /, n. a coarsely granular igneous rock composed chiefly of olivine with an admixture of various other minerals. [1895 1900; < F; see PERIDOT, ITE1] * * *… …   Universalium

  • peridotite — noun Etymology: French péridotite, from péridot Date: 1878 any of a group of granular igneous rocks composed of ferromagnesian minerals and especially olivine • peridotitic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • peridotite — [ pɛrɪdɒtʌɪt] noun Geology a dense, coarse grained plutonic rock containing a large amount of olivine, believed to be the main constituent of the earth s mantle. Derivatives peridotitic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • peridotite — [per΄ə dō′tīt΄, pə rid′ə tīt΄] n. [Fr péridotite < péridot,PERIDOT] any of several coarsegrained, dark igneous rocks consisting mainly of olivine and other ferromagnesian minerals peridotitic [per΄i dō tit′ik, pə rid΄ōtit′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

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