cuprite

[kyoo-prahyt, koo-]
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noun

a mineral, cuprous oxide, Cu2O, occurring in red crystals and brown to black granular masses: an ore of copper.

Nearby words

  1. cupri-,
  2. cupric,
  3. cupric hydroxide,
  4. cupric sulfate,
  5. cupriferous,
  6. cupro-,
  7. cupronickel,
  8. cuprous,
  9. cuprous cyanide,
  10. cuprum

Origin of cuprite

First recorded in 1840–50; cupr- + -ite1

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cuprite

noun

a red secondary mineral consisting of cuprous oxide in cubic crystalline form: a source of copper. Formula: Cu 2 O
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