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cuprite

[kyoo-prahyt, koo-] /ˈkyu praɪt, ˈku-/
noun
1.
a mineral, cuprous oxide, Cu 2 O, occurring in red crystals and brown to black granular masses: an ore of copper.
Origin of cuprite
1840-1850
1840-50; cupr- + -ite1
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  • Structural characterization indicated cuprite and ferric hydroxide as the solid reaction products.
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cuprite

/ˈkjuːpraɪt/
noun
1.
a red secondary mineral consisting of cuprous oxide in cubic crystalline form: a source of copper. Formula: Cu2O
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