hy·​per·​sthene ˈhī-pərs-ˌthēn How to pronounce hypersthene (audio)
: an orthorhombic grayish or greenish black or dark brown pyroxene
hypersthenic adjective

Word History


French hypersthène, from Greek hyper- + sthenos strength

First Known Use

circa 1808, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypersthene was circa 1808

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“Hypersthene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypersthene. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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