hypersthene

noun
hy·​per·​sthene | \ ˈhī-pərs-ˌthēn How to pronounce hypersthene (audio) \

Definition of hypersthene

: an orthorhombic grayish or greenish black or dark brown pyroxene

Other Words from hypersthene

hypersthenic \ ˌhī-​pərs-​ˈthe-​nik How to pronounce hypersthenic (audio) , -​ˈthē-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of hypersthene

circa 1808, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypersthene

French hypersthène, from Greek hyper- + sthenos strength

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The first known use of hypersthene was circa 1808

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“Hypersthene.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypersthene. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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