[ ten-uh-rahyt ]
/ ˈtɛn əˌraɪt /
a mineral, cupric oxide, CuO, occurring in veins of copper in black, minute scales.
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Origin of tenorite
1860–65; named after G. Tenore (died 1861), president of Naples Academy; see -ite1
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Among the oxides, we must enumerate in the first place "tenorite" and feroligiste or micaceous peroxide of iron.The Eruption of Vesuvius in 1872|Luigi Palmieri
British Dictionary definitions for tenorite
/ (ˈtɛnəˌraɪt) /
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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