Definitions for "Serpentinite"
a rock in which the mineral serpentine has replaced other minerals as an alteration product, usually do to hydrothermal actions in the late stages of the rocks formation.
A rock consisting almost wholly of serpentine group minerals (such as antigorite and chrysotile) that are derived from the alteration of ferromagnesian silicate minerals such as olivine and pyroxene. Serpentinites are often derived from the alteration of peridotites.
A green metamorphic rock composed of hydrated magnesium silicates formed by the alteration of olivines and pyroxenes usually in a submarine environment.