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hypersthene

[′hī·pər‚sthēn]
(mineralogy)
(Mg,Fe)SiO3 A grayish, greenish, black, or dark-brown rock-forming mineral of the orthopyroxene group, with bronzelike luster on the cleavage surface.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Her physical history included difficulty walking and continuous pain in the knee joint, although she had a hypersthenic body habitus.