Origin of hypersthene
OTHER WORDS FROM hypersthenehy·per·sthen·ic [hahy-pers-then-ik], /ˌhaɪ pərsˈθɛn ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby hypersthene
How to use hypersthene in a sentence
In the same flow hypersthene-andesite may occur in one portion, while in close proximity the lava is an augite-andesite.
It may be noted also that hypersthene shows a tendency to magmatic alteration, although only rarely.
Both are light colored, and the pleochroism of the hypersthene is sometimes quite faint.
It also surrounds olivine in this same rock, which is a hypersthene-andesite, the hornblende and olivine being only accessory.
Hypersthene is not the prevailing pyroxene, and olivine is usually present, often in such abundance as to make the rock a basalt.