pyroxenite

[pahy-rok-suh-nahyt, puh-]

Origin of pyroxenite

First recorded in 1860–65; pyroxene + -ite1
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pyroxenite

noun
  1. a very dark coarse-grained ultrabasic rock consisting entirely of pyroxene minerals
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