Definition of Diopside

1. n. A crystallized variety of pyroxene, of a clear, grayish green color; mussite.



Definition of Diopside

1. Noun. (minerology) A monoclinic pyroxene mineral, a magnesium calcium silicate with the chemical formula CaMgSi2O6, found in igneous and metamorphic rocks. ¹

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Definition of Diopside

1. a mineral [n -S]

Medical Definition of Diopside

1. A crystallized variety of pyroxene, of a clear, grayish green colour; mussite. Origin: Gr. = twice + a sight, fr. The root of I shall see: cf. F. Diopside. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diopside

dioleins
diols
diomedea
diomignite
dionaea
dionaeas
diones
dionine
dionysia
dionysiac
dionysias
dioon
dioperad
dioperads
diophantine
diopside (current term)
diopsides
diopsidic
dioptase
dioptases
diopter
diopters
dioptometer
dioptometers
dioptra
dioptral
dioptre
dioptres
dioptric
dioptric aberration

Literary usage of Diopside

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1. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1905)
"A section (1067) of the junction at X shows the intrusive rock to consist internally of an aggregate of colourless diopside with a peripheral ..."

2. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1899)
"This diopside, at the exterior and along • One may ... Now and then a tiny film of brown mica occurs in this part or even in a crack in the diopside. 2. ..."

3. Descriptive Mineralogy by William Shirley Bayley (1917)
"diopside is a mixture of the magnesium and calcium silicates in which the two ... With the addition of the corresponding iron molecule diopside grades into ..."

4. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1905)
"S4n. diopside.—This variety of pyroxene is a ... This variety is similar in chemical composition to diopside, but sometimes contains a considerable per cent ..."

5. Precious Stones by Wilbert Goodchild, Robert Dykes (1908)
"diopside was originally found at the Mussa Alp, in the Ala valley in Piedmont, ... diopside. found at the Schwarzenstein Alp, in the Tyrol, and at De Kalb, ..."

6. A Treatise on Metamorphism by Charles Richard Van Hise (1904)
"Under conditions of weathering, any of the minerals of the diopside-augite series may be partly or entirely replaced by quartz (rhombohedral; sp. gr. ..."

7. Gems and Precious Stones of North America: A Popular Description of Their by George Frederick Kunz (1890)
"About 1879, some crystals of yellow and yellowish-green mineral, supposed to be diopside, were found at Stony Point, Alexander County, NC, associated with ..."

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