orthopyroxene

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orthopyroxene (ˌɔːθəʊpaɪˈrɒksiːn)
 
n
a member of the pyroxene group of minerals having an orthorhombic crystal structure, such as enstatite and hypersthene

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orthopyroxene   (ôr'thə-pī-rŏk'sēn')  Pronunciation Key 
Any variety of the mineral pyroxene that crystallizes in the orthorhombic system and contains no calcium and little or no aluminum. Enstatite is an orthopyroxene.
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orthopyroxene

any of a series of common silicate minerals in the pyroxene family. Orthopyroxenes typically occur as fibrous or lamellar (thin-plated) green masses in igneous and metamorphic rocks and in meteorites.

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