Origin of pyrite
Examples from the Web for pyritic
The “American process” or “Pyritic smelting” consists in the direct smelting of raw ores to matte in blast furnaces.
The pyritic ores of iron, including marcasite, pyrrhotite and mispickel, are often taken for gold by the inexperienced.The A B C of Mining|Charles A. Bramble
British Dictionary definitions for pyritic
Word Origin for pyrite
Word Origin and History for pyritic
"metallic iron disulfide, fool's gold," 1550s, from Old French pyrite (12c.), from Latin pyrites, from Greek pyrites lithos "stone of fire, flint" (so called because it glitters), from pyrites "of or in fire," from pyr (genitive pyros) "fire" (see fire (n.)). Related: Pyritic.