Enstatite Definition

ĕnstə-tīt
noun
A hard, brittle, orthorhombic pyroxene, MgSiO3, found in igneous rocks and in meteorites; magnesium silicate.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Enstatite

Noun

Singular:
enstatite
Plural:
enstatites

Origin of Enstatite

  • Greek enstatēs adversary (because of its refractory quality) en- in, at, near en–2 -statēs one that stands stā- in Indo-European roots –ite

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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