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hypersthene

[hahy-pers-theen] /ˈhaɪ pərsˌθin/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a dark iron magnesium silicate, an orthorhombic pyroxene containing more than 14 percent ferrous oxide.
Compare bronzite, enstatite.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; hyper- + Greek sthénos strength, might; replacing hyperstene < French hyperstène
Related forms
hypersthenic
[hahy-pers-then-ik] /ˌhaɪ pərsˈθɛn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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hypersthene

/ˈhaɪpəˌsθiːn/
noun
1.
a green, brown, or black pyroxene mineral consisting of magnesium iron silicate in orthorhombic crystalline form. Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Si2O6
Derived Forms
hypersthenic (ˌhaɪpəˈsθɛnɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from hyper- + Greek sthenos strength
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