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ophite

Syllabification: oph·ite
Pronunciation: /ˈäfīt, ˈōfīt
 
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Definition of ophite in English:

noun

Geology
A green rock with spots or markings like a snake that can be either eruptive or metamorphic; serpentine.
Example sentences
  • The floor is made of chalcedony, alabaster, porphyry, ophite and simetite.

Origin

mid 17th century: via Latin from Greek ophitēs 'serpentine stone', from ophis 'snake', + -ite1.

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