Chalcopyrite Definition

kălkə-pīrīt
noun
A bright-yellow mineral, CuFeS2, an important ore of copper; copper iron sulfide.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Chalcopyrite

Noun

Singular:
chalcopyrite
Plural:
chalcopyrites

Origin of Chalcopyrite

  • From the Ancient Greek χαλκός (khalkos, “copper”), and pyrite. Named by Johann Friedrich Henckel 1725.

    From Wiktionary

  • New Latin chalcopyrites Greek khalkos copper pyrites

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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