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isopyre

[ ahy-suh-pahyuhr ]
/ ˈaɪ səˌpaɪər /
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noun Mineralogy.
an impure variety of opal, containing alumina, lime, and iron sesquioxide.
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Origin of isopyre

1820–30; iso- + Greek pŷr fire
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