amphibole

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Etymology[edit]

From French amphibole, coined by René Just Haüy from Ancient Greek ἀμφίβολος ‎(amphíbolos, ambiguous), in reference to its many forms.

Noun[edit]

amphibole ‎(plural amphiboles)

  1. (mineralogy) A large group of structurally similar hydrated double silicate minerals, containing various combinations of sodium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and aluminium/aluminum

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Adjective[edit]

amphibole

  1. vocative masculine singular of amphibolus