plural -s
: an extrusive porphyritic rock consisting essentially of augite with small amounts of amphibole magnetite or ilmenite and apatite in a glassy groundmass

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary augite + -ite; probably originally formed as German augitit

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“Augitite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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