Origin of tenorite

1860–65; named after G. Tenore (died 1861), president of Naples Academy; see -ite1
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  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

Word Origin for tenorite

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