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pyroxenite

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noun py·rox·e·nite \pī-ˈräk-sə-ˌnīt, pə-\

Definition of pyroxenite

  1. :  an igneous rock that is free from olivine and is composed essentially of pyroxene

py·rox·e·nit·ic play \-ˌräk-sə-ˈni-tik\ adjective


1850

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1850


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