- of or containing copper, especially in the bivalent state, as cupric oxide, CuO.
Origin of cupric
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The numbers for cupric reduction were in excess of those obtained with the hexoses.Researches on Cellulose
C. F. Cross
Contrast the action of heat on cupric nitrate and mercuric nitrate.An Elementary Study of Chemistry
The first of these was no doubt finely divided copper metal; the second, third, and fourth were probably all cupric oxide.De Re Metallica
At more elevated temperatures other cupric compounds are produced which also give evidence of polymerisation.
The substances which enter into its composition are cupric oxide, lead oxide, lead peroxide, copper sulphide and lead sulphide.The Preservation of Antiquities
- of or containing copper in the divalent state
C18: from Late Latin cuprum copper
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- Of or containing divalent copper.
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- Containing copper, especially copper with a valence of 2. Compare cuprous.
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