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bridgmanite

[ brij-muh-nahyt ]
/ ˈbrɪdʒ məˌnaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.
a magnesium-silicate mineral, MgSiO3, the most abundant mineral on earth, making up around 70 percent of the lower mantle.
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Origin of bridgmanite

Bridgman + -ite1; coined by Chi Ma (U.S. mineralogist) and Oliver Tschauner (German-born mineralogist) in 2014
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