Definition of clinopyroxene in English:

clinopyroxene

Line breaks: clino|pyr¦ox¦ene
Pronunciation: /ˌklʌɪnə(ʊ)pʌɪˈrɒksiːn
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A mineral of the pyroxene group crystallizing in the monoclinic system.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

early 20th century: from clino- in the sense 'monoclinic' + pyroxene.

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