A mineral of the pyroxene group crystallizing in the monoclinic system.
- The sample is a weakly foliated granulite formed of plagioclase, orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene and minor hornblende.
- Ye et al. recently reported abundant exsolutions of clinopyroxene, rutile and apatite in garnet of a Yangkou eclogite sample.
- This flow consists of about 30 percent plagioclase, clinopyroxene, and olivine, as small phenocrysts.
Early 20th century: from clino- in the sense 'monoclinic' + pyroxene.
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