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.

Nearby words

  1. bridging,
  2. bridging loan,
  3. bridging shot,
  4. bridgman,
  5. bridgman, percy williams,
  6. bridgwater,
  7. bridie,
  8. bridle,
  9. bridle hand,
  10. bridle joint

Origin of bridgmanite

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

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