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pyrites

[ pahy-rahy-teez, puh-, pahy-rahyts ]
/ paɪˈraɪ tiz, pə-, ˈpaɪ raɪts /
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noun, plural py·ri·tes.Mineralogy.
any of various other metallic sulfides, as of copper or tin.
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Origin of pyrites

1545–55; <Latin pyrītes (plural); see pyrite
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British Dictionary definitions for pyrites

pyrites
/ (paɪˈraɪtiːz, in combination ˈpaɪraɪts ) /

noun plural -tes
another name for pyrite
any of a number of other disulphides of metals, esp of copper and tin
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