Definition of orthopyroxene in English:


Line breaks: ortho|pyr¦ox¦ene
Pronunciation: /ˌɔːθə(ʊ)pʌɪˈrɒksiːn


[mass noun]
  • A mineral of the pyroxene group crystallizing in the orthorhombic system.
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    • 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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