Definition of diogenite in English:

diogenite

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Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈɒdʒənʌɪt
 
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noun

  • A stony meteorite of a kind consisting largely of pyroxenes and plagioclase.
    More example sentences
    • In addition, individual fragments of eucrites and diogenites are often found within the howardites.
    • This photo of a diogenite is magnified 40 times - exactly the same amount as the eucrite.
    • Howardites are polymict breccias composed of angular clasts of eucrites and diogenites welded together by pulverized mineral dust.

Origin

late 19th century: from Greek Diogenēs 'descended from Zeus' + -ite1.

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