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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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points out the following affective disorders which take place in the incipient stage of remission: asthenic depression (hypo and hypersthenic form); dysphoric depression; hypochondriac depression; "typical" depression with symptoms that are specific to endogenous depressive moods.
Conversely, a patient with a hypersthenic body habitus should be centered between 6 and 7 inches from the vertebra prominens.
Her physical history included difficulty walking and continuous pain in the knee joint, although she had a hypersthenic body habitus.