Bronzite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bronzite (Min) A variety of enstatite, often having a bronzelike luster. It is a silicate of magnesia and iron, of the pyroxene family.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bronzite A ferriferous variety of the mineral enstatite, having sometimes a submetallic bronze-like luster due to microscopic inclusions.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bronzite a lustrous kind of diallage
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. bronzite,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—It. bronzo—L. Brundusium, the modern Brindisi.

Usage

In literature:

BRONZITE, a member of the pyroxene group of minerals, belonging with enstatite and hypersthene to the orthorhombic series of the group.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Hypersthene (or bronzite) is characteristic of another group.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
Other minerals which have been found in eclogites are bronzite, olivine and glaucophane.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
Like bronzite, it is sometimes cut and polished for ornamental purposes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2" by Various
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In science:

They successfully retrieved many different kinds of meteorites including enstatite chondrites, hypersthene achondrites, type III carbonaceous chondrites and bronzite chondrite in the Yamato region (Nagata 1975).
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
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