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carbonatite

Line breaks: car¦bona|tite
Pronunciation: /kɑːˈbɒnətʌɪt/

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Definition of carbonatite in English:

noun

Geology
A lava or other igneous rock composed chiefly of carbonates rather than silicates: unusual magmas such as carbonatites [mass noun]: carbonatite is rich in calcium carbonate

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