WORDS THAT USE CUPRO-
What does cupro- mean?
The form cupro- comes from Latin cuprum, meaning “copper.” Find out how copper is related to the name of the country Cyprus at our entry for copper. The Greek translation of cuprum is khalkós, “copper,” which is the source of the combining form chalco-, as in Chalcolithic. Check out our Words That Use article for chalco- for more info.
What are variants of cupro-?
The form cupro- is a variant of cupr-, which gains an -o- when combined with words or word elements beginning with most consonants. When combined with words or word elements that begin with -f-, cupr- becomes cupri-, as in cupriferous. Want to know more? Check out our Words That Use articles for both forms.
Examples of cupro-
The form cupro- means “copper,” while the -nickel part of the word refers to nickel, the hard, silvery-white metal. Cupronickel literally translates to “copper-nickel.”
What are some words that use the combining form cupro-?
What are some other forms that cupro- may be commonly confused with?
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The suffix -ite is used to name minerals, while magnes- is a combining form of the element magnesium. With this in mind, what kind of substance is cupromagnesite?
How to use cupro- in a sentence
The bullet has a sharp point, is composed of a lead core and a jacket of cupro nickel, and weighs 150 grains.
It is merely a smear of infinitesimal thickness, easily removed by solvents of cupro-nickel.
Qu per ignem ferro et cupro sordes separantur ac reijciuntur, et ab aliis metallis σκωρία uocantur.On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth|William Gilbert of Colchester
Has a core of lead and tin composition inclosed in a jacket of cupro-nickel.The Plattsburg Manual|O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
About Mambulao cupro-ferruginous quartz and copper pyrites are found, but are not worked.The Inhabitants of the Philippines|Frederic H. Sawyer