augitite

noun au·gi·tite \ˈȯjətˌīt, -gə-, -əˌtīt\

Definition of augitite

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of augitite

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


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