pyroxenic
adjective see pyroxene

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pyroxenic — Pyr ox*en ic, a. [Cf. F. pyrox[ e]nique.] Containing pyroxene; composed chiefly of pyroxene. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pyroxenic — |pīˌräk|senik adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary pyroxene + ic : relating to, containing, or composed of pyroxene * * * pyroxenic / senˈik/ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑pyro …   Useful english dictionary

  • pyroxenic — See pyroxene. * * * …   Universalium

  • pyroxenic — adjective of, relating to, or containing pyroxene …   Wiktionary

  • pyroxenic — py·rox·en·ic …   English syllables

  • pyroxene — pyroxenic /puy rok sen ik/, adj. /puy rok seen, peuh , puy rok seen /, n. any of a very common group of minerals of many varieties, silicates of magnesium, iron, calcium, and other elements, occurring as important constituents of many kinds of… …   Universalium

  • pyroxene — noun Etymology: French pyroxène, from Greek pyr + xenos stranger Date: 1800 any of a group of igneous rock forming silicate minerals that contain calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron, or aluminum, usually occur in short prismatic crystals or massive… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Geology of Nepal — The Himalayan arc extends about 2400 km from Nanga Parbat (8,138 m) in the west to Namche Barwa (7,756 m) in the east (Le Fort, 1996). This region includes Nepal, Bhutan, as well as parts of Pakistan, India, and China. Since 55 Ma, the Himalayan… …   Wikipedia

  • pyroxene — /ˈpaɪrɒksin / (say puyrokseen) noun a very common group of minerals of many varieties, silicates of magnesium, iron, calcium, and other elements, occurring as important constituents of many kinds of rocks, chiefly igneous. {French, from Greek… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pyroxene — [pī räk′sēn΄] n. [Fr pyroxène < Gr pyr, FIRE + xenos, stranger: from its being foreign to igneous rocks] any of a group of monoclinic or orthorhombic silicate minerals usually containing iron or magnesium but not the hydroxyl radical, and… …   English World dictionary

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