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tenorite

[ ten-uh-rahyt ]

noun

  1. a mineral, cupric oxide, CuO, occurring in veins of copper in black, minute scales.


tenorite

/ ˈtɛnəˌraɪt /

noun

  1. a black mineral found in copper deposits and consisting of copper oxide in the form of either metallic scales or earthy masses. Formula: CuO


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tenorite1

1860–65; named after G. Tenore (died 1861), president of Naples Academy; -ite 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tenorite1

C19: named after G. Tenore (died l861), Italian botanist

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Example Sentences

Among the oxides, we must enumerate in the first place "tenorite" and feroligiste or micaceous peroxide of iron.

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