clinohypersthene

noun

cli·​no·​hypersthene
¦klīnō+
: a monoclinic magnesium-iron pyroxene (Mg,Fe)2Si2O6 common in certain basaltic rocks

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Clinohypersthene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clinohypersthene. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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