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hypersthene

[ hahy-pers-theen ]
/ ˈhaɪ pərsˌθin /
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noun Mineralogy.
a dark iron magnesium silicate, an orthorhombic pyroxene containing more than 14 percent ferrous oxide.
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Origin of hypersthene

1800–10; hyper- + Greek sthénos strength, might; replacing hyperstene<French hyperstène

OTHER WORDS FROM hypersthene

hy·per·sthen·ic [hahy-pers-then-ik], /ˌhaɪ pərsˈθɛn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypersthene

hypersthene
/ (ˈhaɪpəˌsθiːn) /

noun
a green, brown, or black pyroxene mineral consisting of magnesium iron silicate in orthorhombic crystalline form. Formula: (Mg,Fe) 2 Si 2 O 6

Derived forms of hypersthene

hypersthenic (ˌhaɪpəˈsθɛnɪk), adjective

Word Origin for hypersthene

C19: from hyper- + Greek sthenos strength
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