hypersthene


hy·per·sthene

noun \ˈhī-pərs-ˌthēn\

Definition of HYPERSTHENE

:  an orthorhombic grayish or greenish black or dark brown pyroxene
hy·per·sthe·nic \ˌhī-pərs-ˈthe-nik, -ˈthē-\ adjective

Origin of HYPERSTHENE

French hypersthène, from Greek hyper- + sthenos strength
First Known Use: circa 1808

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