cupric

[ kyoo-prik, koo- ]
/ ˈkyu prɪk, ˈku- /
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adjective

of or containing copper, especially in the bivalent state, as cupric oxide, CuO.

Nearby words

  1. cupr-,
  2. cuprammonium,
  3. cupreous,
  4. cupressus,
  5. cupri-,
  6. cupric hydroxide,
  7. cupric sulfate,
  8. cupriferous,
  9. cuprite,
  10. cupro-

Origin of cupric

First recorded in 1790–1800; cupr- + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for cupric

cupric

/ (ˈkjuːprɪk) /

adjective

of or containing copper in the divalent state

Word Origin for cupric

C18: from Late Latin cuprum copper

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Medicine definitions for cupric

cupric

[ kōōprĭk ]

adj.

Of or containing divalent copper.

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Science definitions for cupric

cupric

[ kōōprĭk, kyōō- ]

Containing copper, especially copper with a valence of 2. Compare cuprous.
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