[kyoo-prik, koo-]


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

Origin of cupric

First recorded in 1790–1800; cupr- + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cupric



of or containing copper in the divalent state

Word Origin for cupric

C18: from Late Latin cuprum copper
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cupric in Medicine




Of or containing divalent copper.
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cupric in Science


[kōōprĭk, kyōō-]

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