Pyritology Pyr`i*tol"o*gy, n. [Gr. ? of fire + -logy.] The science of blowpipe analysis. [1913 Webster]

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  • pyritology — noun the art of using a blowpipe, and often a charcoal block, to analyse minerals and metal salts …   Wiktionary

  • pyrite(s) —   n. sulphide of a metal with metallic appearance.    ♦ pyritic(al), a.    ♦ pyritiferous ,a. yielding pyrites.    ♦ pyritize, v.t. convert into pyrite(s).    ♦ pyritoid, a. like pyrite(s).    ♦ pyritology, n. study of pyrites …   Dictionary of difficult words

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