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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.
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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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Scientific definitions for cupric

cupric
[ kōōprĭk, kyōō- ]

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