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peridinian | peridiniidae | peridinium | peridium | peridot | peridotite | peridrome | periecians | perienteron | periergy | periganglionic

peridotite

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Noun
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per=i=do=tite

CIDE DICTIONARY

peridotiten. [Cf. F. péridotite.].
     An eruptive rock characterized by the presence of chrysolite (peridot). It also usually contains pyroxene, enstatite, chromite, etc. It is often altered to serpentine.  [1913 Webster]
    " The chief diamond deposits in South Africa occur in a more or less altered peridotite."  [1913 Webster]

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