Meaning of PYRITE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈpī-ˌrīt ]


Etymology: Latin pyrites

Date: 1756

: a common mineral that consists of iron disulfide, has a pale brass-yellow color and metallic luster, and is burned in making sulfur dioxide and sulfuric acid

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