\\ˈȯjəd.ˌīt, -gə-, -əˌtīt\ noun (-s)
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary augite + -ite; probably originally formed as German augitit
: an extrusive porphyritic rock consisting essentially of augite with small amounts of amphibole magnetite or ilmenite and apatite in a glassy groundmass

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