Pyroxenic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pyroxenic Containing pyroxene; composed chiefly of pyroxene.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pyroxenic Pertaining to pyroxene, or partaking of its qualities; composed of or containing pyroxene.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. pyroxénique,

Usage

In literature:

The rock was of garnet gneiss, traversed by black dykes of pyroxene granulite.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
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
Pyroxene, potash in, 220.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
It is supposed to have formed by the alteration of olivine and pyroxene in the igneous rocks.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
DIALLAGE, an important mineral of the pyroxene group, distinguished by its thin foliated structure and bronzy lustre.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
The rocks are liparites, dacites, hornblende and pyroxene andesites.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
Serpentine, which may be fibrous or scaly, is a secondary product of olivine and certain pyroxenes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
It seems therefore that a holocrystalline pyroxene-garnet rock may be one source of the diamond found in blue ground.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
Both Great and Little Ararat consist entirely of volcanic rocks, chiefly andesites and pyroxene andesites, with some obsidian.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
PYROXENIC-PORPHYRY, same as augitic-porphyry, pyroxene being Hauey's name for augite.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
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In news:

Obtained by the Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) experiment on NASA's Curiosity rover, these data reveal crystalline feldspar, pyroxenes and olivine mixed with some amorphous (non-crystalline) material.
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In science:

The particles could take the form of micron-sized pyroxene or aluminum oxide dust grains.
Possible Disintegrating Short-Period Super-Mercury Orbiting KIC 12557548
This requirement can be met by micronsized grains of pyroxene, but not of olivine.
Possible Disintegrating Short-Period Super-Mercury Orbiting KIC 12557548
Crystalline pyroxene survives for still longer, a consequence of its lower absorptivity at optical wavelengths and hence cooler temperature.
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For the numerical evaluation in (19), we have used the results of Kimura et al. (2002, their Figure 2) for a spherical pyroxene particle, scaled for the luminosity and mass of our K star.
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Pyroxene grains, each a fraction of a micron in size, are a good candidate for the obscuring grains because of their relatively long lifetimes against sublimation—alumina is also a promising high-temperature mineral to consider.
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