pyroxenite

[ pahy-rok-suh-nahyt, puh- ]
/ paɪˈrɒk səˌnaɪt, pə- /
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noun Petrology.

any rock composed essentially, or in large part, of pyroxene of any kind.

Nearby words

  1. pyrotechnist,
  2. pyrotic,
  3. pyrotoxin,
  4. pyrotraumatic dermatitis,
  5. pyroxene,
  6. pyroxylin,
  7. pyrrha,
  8. pyrrhic,
  9. pyrrhic victory,
  10. pyrrho

Origin of pyroxenite

First recorded in 1860–65; pyroxene + -ite1

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British Dictionary definitions for pyroxenite

pyroxenite

/ (paɪˈrɒksɪˌnaɪt) /

noun

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