bridgmanite

[ brij-muh-nahyt ]
/ ˈbrɪdʒ məˌnaɪt /

noun Mineralogy.

a magnesium-silicate mineral, MgSiO3, the most abundant mineral on earth, making up around 70 percent of the lower mantle.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of bridgmanite

Bridgman + -ite1; coined by Chi Ma (U.S. mineralogist) and Oliver Tschauner (German-born mineralogist) in 2014
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020