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[kyoo-pruh m, koo-]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. copper1(def 1).
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Origin of cuprum

From Late Latin; see origin at copper1
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Historical Examples

  • For the cramping, Cuprum and Veratrum are the remedies to be given alternately.

    An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art

    B. L. Hill

British Dictionary definitions for cuprum


  1. an obsolete name for copper 1
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Word Origin

Latin: copper 1
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