Definition of metabasite in English:

metabasite

noun

Geology
  • A fully metamorphosed form of a basic rock such as basalt or dolerite.

Origin

Early 20th century. From meta- + bas- + -ite.

Pronunciation

metabasite

/ˌmɛtəˈbasʌɪt//ˌmɛtəˈbeɪsʌɪt/