diopside [dī äp′sīd΄, dī äp′sid]
[Fr < di- (see DI-2) + Gr opsis, appearance, sight (< ōps, EYE); assoc. in meaning with Gr diopsis, transparency < dia-, through + opsis, sight]
a light-colored, hard, crystalline pyroxene, CaMg(Si2O6), calcium magnesium silicate, found in some limestones and metamorphic rocks and sometimes used as a gem

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