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OTHER WORDS FROM pyroxenepy·rox·en·ic [pahy-rok-sen-ik], /ˌpaɪ rɒkˈsɛn ɪk/, adjective
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How to use pyroxene in a sentence
Hypersthene is not the prevailing pyroxene, and olivine is usually present, often in such abundance as to make the rock a basalt.Mount Rainier|Various
Rougemonite consists largely of anorthite with pyroxene as the only important ferro-magnesian constituent.Montreal 1535-1914 under the French Rgime|William Henry Atherton
The third is less easily recognized as pyroxene, another of the many minerals containing iron.
The pyroxene in particular is very much changed, and quickly crumbles away in the hand.
Pyroxene is most abundantly represented as crystals in many kinds of igneous and metamorphic rocks.Geology|William J. Miller