Enstatite meaning

ĕnstə-tīt
A glassy, usually yellowish gray variety of orthopyroxene having a magnesium silicate base, mainly MgSiO3 , usually found embedded in igneous rocks and meteorites.
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A hard, brittle, orthorhombic pyroxene, MgSiO3, found in igneous rocks and in meteorites; magnesium silicate.
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A glassy, usually yellowish gray orthorhombic variety of pyroxene. It is usually found in igneous rocks and meteorites. Chemical formula: Mg2Si2O6.
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(mineralogy) A form of pyroxene consisting solely of magnesium silicate.
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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