clinohypersthene

noun cli·no·hypersthene \¦klīnō+\

Definition of clinohypersthene

  1. :  a monoclinic magnesium-iron pyroxene (Mg,Fe)2Si2O6 common in certain basaltic rocks

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Origin and Etymology of clinohypersthene

International Scientific Vocabulary clin + hypersthene; originally formed as German klinohypersthen


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