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clinopyroxene

/ (ˌklaɪnəʊpaɪˈrɒksiːn) /
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noun
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

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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