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Meaning of PYRITES

Pronunciation:  pI'rIteez

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of various metallic-looking sulfides (of which pyrite is the commonest)
 

PYRITES is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: sulfide, sulphide

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Py*ri"tes\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? fire. See {Pyre}.]
(Min.)
A name given to a number of metallic minerals, sulphides of
iron, copper, cobalt, nickel, and tin, of a white or
yellowish color.

Note: The term was originally applied to the mineral pyrite,
      or iron pyrites, in allusion to its giving sparks when
      struck with steel.

{Arsenical pyrites}, arsenopyrite.

{Auriferous pyrites}. See under {Auriferous}.

{Capillary pyrites}, millerite.

{Common pyrites}, isometric iron disulphide; pyrite.

{Hair pyrites}, millerite.

{Iron pyrites}. See {Pyrite}.

{Magnetic pyrites}, pyrrhotite.

{Tin pyrites}, stannite.

{White iron pyrites}, orthorhombic iron disulphide;
   marcasite. This includes cockscomb pyrites (a variety of
   marcasite, named in allusion to its form), spear pyrites,
   etc.

{Yellow}, or {Copper}, {pyrites}, the sulphide of copper and
   iron; chalcopyrite.

 

 

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