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actinolite

Line breaks: ac¦tino|lite
Pronunciation: /akˈtɪnəlʌɪt/

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Definition of actinolite in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A green mineral of the amphibole group containing calcium, magnesium, and iron and occurring chiefly in metamorphic rocks and as a form of asbestos.

Origin

late 18th century: from Greek aktis, aktin- 'ray' + lithos 'stone' (because of the ray-like crystals).

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