Definition of pyroxenite in English:

pyroxenite

noun

mass nounGeology
  • A dark, greenish, granular intrusive igneous rock consisting chiefly of pyroxenes and olivine.

    • ‘The first group (133 million years old) consists mostly of melagabbro, perkinite and pyroxenite.’
    • ‘In similar contrast to the Okenyenya xenolith suite, lithologies such as wehrlite, eclogite and pyroxenite are also absent.’
    • ‘Subsequent melting of mica pyroxenite may produce potassic magmas as a result of orogenic or extensional, thermal or bark triggers.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from pyroxene + -ite.

Pronunciation

pyroxenite

/pʌɪˈrɒksɪnʌɪt/