pyroxenite

noun
py·​rox·​e·​nite | \ pī-ˈräk-sə-ˌnīt How to pronounce pyroxenite (audio) , pə-\

Definition of pyroxenite

: an igneous rock that is free from olivine and is composed essentially of pyroxene

Other Words from pyroxenite

pyroxenitic \ pī-​ˌräk-​sə-​ˈni-​tik How to pronounce pyroxenitic (audio) , pə-​ \ adjective

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1845, in the meaning defined above

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