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CUPRITE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does cuprite mean? 

CUPRITE (noun)
  The noun CUPRITE has 1 sense:

1. a mineral consisting of cuprous oxide that is a source of copper

  Familiarity information: CUPRITE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CUPRITE (noun)


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Meaning:

A mineral consisting of cuprous oxide that is a source of copper

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("cuprite" is a kind of...):

mineral (solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition)

Meronyms (substance of "cuprite"):

atomic number 29; copper; Cu (a ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor)


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