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orthopyroxene Syllabification: or·tho·py·rox·ene
Pronunciation: /ˌôrTHōpīˈräksēn/

Definition of orthopyroxene in English:


A mineral of the pyroxene group crystallizing in the orthorhombic system.
Example sentences
  • Some edenitic hornblende crystals contain cores of orthopyroxene.
  • The sample is a weakly foliated granulite formed of plagioclase, orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene and minor hornblende.
  • Other common minor constituents of eclogite include kyanite, orthopyroxene, rutile, amphibole, pyrite, and white mica.
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