Hypersthene
Hypersthene Hy"per*sthene (h[imac]"p[~e]r*sth[=e]n), n. [Gr. "ype`r over + sqe`nos strength: cf. F. hyperst[`e]ne.] (Min.) An orthorhombic mineral of the pyroxene group, of a grayish or greenish black color, often with a peculiar bronzelike luster (schiller) on the cleavage surface. [1913 Webster]

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  • Hypersthene — is a common rock forming inosilicate mineral belonging to the group of orthorhombic pyroxenes. Many references have formally abandoned this term, preferring to categorise this mineral as enstatite or ferrosilite. It is found in igneous and some… …   Wikipedia

  • hypersthène — ● hypersthène nom masculin (du grec sthenos, force) Orthopyroxène contenant du fer et du magnésium en quantités équivalentes …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hypersthene — [hī′pər sthēn΄] n. [altered (modeled on Gr) < Fr hyperstène: coined (1803) by R. J. Haüy (1743 1822), Fr mineralogist < Gr hyper , HYPER + sthenos, strength] a dark colored variety, (Mg,Fe)SiO3, of enstatite, containing a large amount of… …   English World dictionary

  • Hypersthène — Un échantillon d hypersthène L hypersthène est un inosilicate commun dans les roches appartenant au groupe des pyroxènes orthorhombiques. De nombreuses références ont formellement abandonné ce terme, préférant catégoriser ce minéral parmi les… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hypersthene — noun Etymology: French hypersthène, from Greek hyper + sthenos strength Date: circa 1808 an orthorhombic grayish or greenish black or dark brown pyroxene • hypersthenic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hypersthene — hiperstenas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė (Mg,Fe)₂[Si₂O₆] atitikmenys: angl. hypersthene rus. гиперстен …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • hypersthene — hypersthenic /huy peuhrs then ik/, adj. /huy peuhrs theen /, n. Mineral. a dark iron magnesium silicate, an orthorhombic pyroxene containing more than 14 percent ferrous oxide. Cf. bronzite, enstatite. [1800 10; HYPER + Gk sthénos strength,… …   Universalium

  • hypersthene — noun An inosilicate that is an orthorhombic pyroxene …   Wiktionary

  • hypersthene — [ hʌɪpəsθi:n] noun a greenish rock forming mineral consisting of a magnesium iron silicate. Origin C19: coined in Fr., from hyper + Gk sthenos strength (because it is harder than hornblende) …   English new terms dictionary

  • hypersthene — hy·per·sthene …   English syllables

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