/ (ˌklaɪnəʊpaɪˈrɒksiːn) /
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a member of the pyroxene group of minerals having a monoclinic crystal structure, such as augite, diopside, or jadeite
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Scientific definitions for clinopyroxene
[ klī′nə-pîr′-ŏk-sēn′ ]
Any variety of the mineral pyroxene that crystallizes in the monoclinic system. Diopside and augite are clinopyroxenes.
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