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am•phi•bole



Pronunciation: (am'fu-bōl"), [key]
n. Mineral.
any of a complex group of hydrous silicate minerals, containing chiefly calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and aluminum, and including hornblende, tremolite, asbestos, etc., occurring as important constituents of many rocks.

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