Serpentinite meaning

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A metamorphic rock consisting almost entirely of minerals in the serpentine group. Serpentinite forms from the alteration of ferromagnesian silicate materials, such as olivine and pyroxene, during metamorphism.
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(geology) A metamorphic rock composed of serpentine minerals formed by the hydration of ultramafic rocks.
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