py·​rox·​e·​nite pī-ˈräk-sə-ˌnīt How to pronounce pyroxenite (audio)
: an igneous rock that is free from olivine and is composed essentially of pyroxene
pyroxenitic adjective

Examples of pyroxenite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The other important minerals available in significant quantities are limestone, dolomite, manganese, mica, china clay, graphite, fire clay, coal bed methane, uranium, phosphorite, apatite, quartz, gold, feldspar and pyroxenite. Gurvinder Singh, Quartz India, 4 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pyroxenite was in 1845

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“Pyroxenite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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