ophiolitic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ophiolite +‎ -ic.

Adjective[edit]

ophiolitic (comparative more ophiolitic, superlative most ophiolitic)

  1. Of or pertaining to sections of the oceanic crust and the subjacent upper mantle that have been uplifted or emplaced to be exposed within continental crustal rocks.
    The shore of Newfoundland displays many ophiolitic deposits.

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