cuprite
noun Etymology: German Kuprit, from Late Latin cuprum Date: circa 1850 a red mineral consisting of copper oxide that is a minor ore of copper

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  • Cuprite — Cu prite (k? pr?t), n. (Min.) The red oxide of copper; red copper; an important ore of copper, occurring massive and in isometric crystals. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cuprite — s. f. [Mineralogia] Minério vermelho que encerra pequena quantidade de cobre.   ‣ Etimologia: cupri + ite   ♦ Grafia no Brasil: cuprita …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • cuprite — [kyo͞o′prīt΄, ko͞o′prīt΄] n. a reddish mineral, Cu2O, that is an ore of copper; cuprous oxide …   English World dictionary

  • cuprite — /kyooh pruyt, kooh /, n. a mineral, cuprous oxide, Cu2O, occurring in red crystals and brown to black granular masses: an ore of copper. [1840 50; CUPR + ITE1] * * * ▪ mineral  soft, heavy, red oxide mineral (Cu2O) that is an important ore of… …   Universalium

  • cuprite — kupritas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė Cu₂O atitikmenys: angl. cuprite rus. куприт …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • cuprite — noun a mineral consisting of cuprous oxide that is a source of copper • Hypernyms: ↑mineral • Substance Meronyms: ↑copper, ↑Cu, ↑atomic number 29 * * * cuprite Min. (ˈkjuːpraɪt) [f. L. cupr um copper + …   Useful english dictionary

  • cuprite — noun A mineral composed of cuprous oxide and a minor ore of copper …   Wiktionary

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