hypersthenic


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hy·per·sthene

 (hī′pər-sthēn′)
n.
A green, brown, or black splintery, cleavable pyroxene mineral, essentially (Fe,Mg)2Si2O6.

[French hypersthène : hyper-, extreme (from Greek huper-; see hyper-) + Greek sthenos, strength; see segh- in Indo-European roots.]

hy′per·sthen′ic (-thĕn′ĭk) adj.
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