Definition of Eclogite

1. n. A rock consisting of granular red garnet, light green smaragdite, and common hornblende; -- so called in reference to its beauty.



Definition of Eclogite

1. Noun. (geology) A coarse-grained metamorphic rock, a mixture of pyroxene, quartz, and feldspar with inclusions of red garnet. ¹

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Definition of Eclogite

1. a type of rock [n -S]

Medical Definition of Eclogite

1. A rock consisting of granular red garnet, light green smaragdite, and common hornblende; so called in reference to its beauty. See: Ecloque. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eclogite

eclipse period
eclipse phase
eclipsed
eclipser
eclipsers
eclipses
eclipsing
eclipsing binary
eclipsis
eclipsises
ecliptic
ecliptical
ecliptick
ecliptics
eclog
eclogite (current term)
eclogites
eclogitic
eclogitized
eclogs
eclogue
eclogues
eclose
eclosed
ecloses
eclosing
eclosion
eclosions
eclosure
ecmnesia

Literary usage of Eclogite

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1897)
"Mineralogically, the eclogite is so varied in composition that the rock is very difficult to ... (I) represents the composition of the eclogite from Murk; ..."

2. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1899)
"Take away the alkali from a magma with the chemical composition of a diorite, and the result would be gameta in place of felspar, * t., an eclogite, ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"1, but, for an eclogite without quartz, this curve would be at a higher ... The light-shaded area represents gab- bro or eclogite with a trace of ..."

4. Descriptive Mineralogy: With Especial Reference to the Occurrences and Uses by Edward Henry Kraus (1911)
"TG Bonney found diamonds in an eclogite rock and hence supposes the same to be the source. Others believe that the diamonds are the result of ..."

5. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1904)
"The garnets in the hornblende eclogite have a fresh, clear color, and show little sign ... A hand specimen of eclogite has recently been sent to the writer ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1906)
"The published analyses that come nearest to that of this eclogite are those of the basalts of ... 99.31 A very similar eclogite occurs in a large mass at ..."

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