Definition of diogenite in English:

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Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈɒdʒənʌɪt/


A stony meteorite of a kind consisting largely of pyroxenes and plagioclase.
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.


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

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