Share this entry
amphibolite Syllabification: am·phib·o·lite
Pronunciation: /amˈfibəˌlīt/

Definition of amphibolite in English:


A granular metamorphic rock consisting mainly of hornblende and plagioclase.
Example sentences
  • It contains a variety of lithologies including augen gneiss, quartzite, amphibolite, calc-silicate, pelite and marble.
  • The prominent basement rocks of the Brumado area are Precambrian in age and consist dominantly of gneisses, schists, and amphibolite.
  • A uniform, regionally concordant layer of amphibolite with occasional ultramafic pods, termed the Sta Amphibolite, overlies the Sta Series.


Early 19th century: from amphibole + -ite1.

Definition of amphibolite in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources