[ 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.

Origin of bridgmanite

Bridgman + -ite1; coined by Chi Ma (U.S. mineralogist) and Oliver Tschauner (German-born mineralogist) in 2014 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019