Definition of Hypersthene

1. n. 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.



Definition of Hypersthene

1. Noun. (minerology) An inosilicate that is an orthorhombic pyroxene ¹

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Definition of Hypersthene

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Medical Definition of Hypersthene

1. An orthorhombic mineral of the pyroxene group, of a grayish or greenish black colour, often with a peculiar bronzelike luster (schiller) on the cleavage surface. Origin: Gr. Over + strength: cf. F. Hyperstene. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypersthene

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hypersplenism
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hypersplits
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hyperstaticity
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hypersthene (current term)
hypersthenes
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Literary usage of Hypersthene

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1. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1855)
"A variety of hypersthene, in a quartzose specimen, from Baffin-s Bay. IV. hypersthene, from Paul-s Island. These three minerals were analyzed by Muir.f V. ..."

2. Igneous Rocks and Their Origin by Reginald Aldworth Daly (1914)
"hypersthene Andesite.—In total volume and in geographical extension the hypersthene ... Like the augite andesites, the hypersthene andesites are sometimes ..."

3. Cecil County by Maryland Geological Survey, George Burbank Shattuck, Florence Bascom, Edward Bennett Mathews, Clarence Wilbur Dorsey, Jay Allan Bonsteel, Oliver Lanard Fassig, Henry Albert Pressey, Louis Agricola Bauer, Hugh M. Curran, George Bishop Sudworth, Geologic (1902)
"Good outcrops of the norite and of the hypersthene-gabbro are found on the ... A reddish-brown hypersthene and glossy grey feldspar are essential ..."

4. Cecil County by Maryland Geological Survey, George Burbank Shattuck, Florence Bascom, Edward Bennett Mathews, Clarence Wilbur Dorsey, Jay Allan Bonsteel, Oliver Lanard Fassig, Henry Albert Pressey, Louis Agricola Bauer, Hugh M. Curran, George Bishop Sudworth, Geologic (1902)
"Good outcrops of the norite and of the hypersthene-gabbro are found on the ... A reddish-brown hypersthene and glossy grey feldspar are essential ..."

5. Manual of Geology: Practical and Theoretical by John Phillips (1855)
"The exhibition of hypersthene rocks in the Valteline has been described by M. Necker. This rock may be very generally described as a syenite, ..."

6. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1838)
"hypersthene Hacks.—Among the most important rocks to collect, M. de Buch mentions the hypersthene rocks, which give a particular character to the maritime ..."

7. A Treatise on Metamorphism by Charles Richard Van Hise (1904)
"Of course, serpentine or talc may be produced from bronzite or hypersthene, the iron separating as oxide or carbonate. One such possible alteration is ..."

8. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1838)
"The Samnanger-fiord, six or eight leagues from Bergen, in an easterly direction, is separated from that town by a very steep chain of hypersthene rocks, ..."

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