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eclogite Syllabification: ec·lo·gite
Pronunciation: /ˈekləˌjīt/

Definition of eclogite in English:


A metamorphic rock containing granular minerals, typically garnet and pyroxene.
Example sentences
  • Specific rock names that record both the parent rock and its mineralogy are relatively rare, but include eclogite, blueschist, and amphibolite.
  • In similar contrast to the Okenyenya xenolith suite, lithologies such as wehrlite, eclogite and pyroxenite are also absent.
  • The granulite to eclogite transformation may not occur if water is absent; for example, if ocean crust has been dehydrated as happens when a slab subducts.


Mid 19th century: from French, from Greek eklogē 'selection' (with reference to the selective content of the rock) + -ite1.

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