Definition of antigorite in English:

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Pronunciation: /anˈtɪɡərʌɪt/


[mass noun]
A mineral of the serpentine group, occurring typically as thin green plates.
Example sentences
  • As seen in the granite, subhedral to anhedral grains of fayalite are fractured and show varying stages of alteration to hematite, antigorite, calcite, and magnetite.
  • Dumps and outcrops in the vicinity have produced hand specimens of antigorite, chrysotile, and impressive crystals of grass-green talc with snow-white dolomite.
  • The crystal structure of antigorite could not be solved, because of very fine crystal size and many defects.


Mid 19th century: from Antigorio, a valley in Piedmont, Italy, + -ite1.

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