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[of-ahyt, oh-fahyt] /ˈɒf aɪt, ˈoʊ faɪt/

noun, Petrology.
a diabase in which elongate crystals of plagioclase are embedded in pyroxene.
(of the texture of rocks such as dolerite) having small elongated unorientated feldspar crystals enclosed within pyroxene grains
any of several greenish mottled rocks with ophitic texture, such as dolerite and diabase


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