Enstatite En"sta*tite, n. [Named fr. Gr. ? an adversary, because infusible before the blowpipe.] (Min.) A mineral of the pyroxene group, orthorhombic in crystallization; often fibrous and massive; color grayish white or greenish. It is a silicate of magnesia with some iron. Bronzite is a ferriferous variety. [1913 Webster]

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  • enstatite — noun A form of pyroxene consisting solely of magnesium silicate …   Wiktionary

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