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mispickel

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɪspɪk(ə)l
 
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Definition of mispickel in English:

noun

Another term for arsenopyrite.
Example sentences
  • The best conductor among the natural sulphides appeared to be mispickel, which vies in this respect with some of the metals.
  • A dressed product of copper works in South America, consisting of grains of native copper mixed with pyrite, chalcopyrite, mispickel, and earthy minerals.
  • It can be obtained from mispickel by heating, which causes the arsenic to sublime and leaves the iron sulfide.

Origin

late 17th century: from German.

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