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diopside

play
noun di·op·side \dī-ˈäp-ˌsīd\

Definition of diopside

  1. :  a green to white mineral that consists of pyroxene containing little or no aluminum

diopsidic play \ˌdī-ˌäp-ˈsi-dik\ adjective


Origin of diopside

French, from di- + Greek opsis appearance — more at optic


First Known Use: circa 1808


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