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An igneous rock consisting chiefly of pyroxenes.

py·rox′e·nit′ic (-nĭt′ĭk) adj.
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(Geological Science) a very dark coarse-grained ultrabasic rock consisting entirely of pyroxene minerals
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(paɪˈrɒk səˌnaɪt, pə-)

any rock composed essentially, or in large part, of pyroxene of any kind.
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Nickel deposits in the country are predominantly associated with laterite ores (limonite being a member of the laterite family), but are also found in dunite, pyroxenite and gabbroic rocks as stated by the Philippines' Mines and Geosciences Bureau.
The Tajno massif is composed of alkaline rocks ranging from syenite to pyroxenite, cut by carbonatite veins (Krystkiewicz & Krzeminski 1992; Ryka 1992; Ryka et al.
The crustal section of the Muslim Bagh ophiolite consists of bands of dunite wehrlite pyroxenite at the base overlain by the layered and foliated gabbro.
Hayasaka [12] suggested that the cumulate metagabbro (pyroxenite, anorthosite, and eucrite) in the Asago area is rather similar in petrography and geochemistry to those in the Oshima peninsula and Ayabe areas (Figure 1), thus suggesting that this metagabbro originated from a lower crustal section of oceanic crust and was derived from the T-type MORB source (i.e., OB ophiolite) (Figure 2(a)).
In the Saghand region, the Chaydouni--Posht Badam complex rocks (Amphibolites, Gneisses, Schists, Migmatites, Anatectites) are indicative of a tectonic melange of Precambrian metamorphic rocks that have been transformed into Serpentinite together with Pyroxenite and pyroxene--olivine-bearing rocks [3].
Ce anomaly in minerals of eclogite and garnet pyroxenite from Dabie-Sulu ultrahigh pressure metamorphic belt: Tacking subducted sediment formed under oxidizing conditions.