Serpentine



adjective
1.
of, characteristic of, or resembling a serpent, as in form or movement.
2.
having a winding course, as a road; sinuous.
3.
shrewd, wily, or cunning.
noun
4.
a device on a harquebus lock for holding the match.
5.
a cannon having any of various bore sizes, used from the 15th to the 17th century.
6.
Skating. a school figure made by skating two figure eights that share one loop.
verb (used without object), serpentined, serpentining.
7.
to make or follow a winding course:
The stream serpentines through the valley.
noun
1.
a common mineral, hydrous magnesium silicate, H 2 Mg 3 Si 2 O 2 , usually oily green and sometimes spotted, occurring in many varieties: used for architectural and decorative purposes.
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling a serpent
2.
twisting; winding
noun
3.
(maths) a curve that is symmetric about the origin of and asymptotic to the x-axis
noun
1.
a dark green or brown mineral with a greasy or silky lustre, found in igneous and metamorphic rocks. It is used as an ornamental stone; and one variety (chrysotile) is known as asbestos. Composition: hydrated magnesium silicate. Formula: Mg3Si2O5(OH)4. Crystal structure: monoclinic
2.
any of a group of minerals having the general formula (Mg,Fe)3Si2O5(OH)4
serpentine
(sûr’pən-tēn’, -tīn’)
Any of a group of greenish, brownish, or yellowish monoclinic minerals, occurring in igneous or metamorphic rocks. They are used as a source of magnesium and asbestos. Chemical formula: (Mg,Fe)3Si2O5(OH)4.

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