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pyrites

Saltos de línea: pyr|ites
Pronunciación: /pʌɪˈrʌɪtiːz
 
/
(also iron pyrites; Mineralogy pyrite)

Definición de pyrites en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
A shiny yellow mineral consisting of iron disulphide and typically occurring as intersecting cubic crystals. See also copper pyrites.
Example sentences
  • In terms of finance alone, last night was the difference between digging gold or iron pyrites.
  • The mordenite is associated with a hemispherical form of pale yellow calcite and cubic pyrite.
  • Many conclude that because pyrite is cubic, pyrrhotite must be hexagonal, as it often appears.

Origen

late Middle English (denoting a mineral used for kindling fire): via Latin from Greek puritēs 'of fire', from pur 'fire'.

Derivados

pyritic

1
Pronunciación: /-ˈrɪtɪk/
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • Its down-dip sulfide ores were sideritic and pyritic, with golden barite forming one of the gangue minerals.
  • The beds at this level are distinctly pyritic and the basal Psiloceras-bearing limestone is underlain by a 20 m thick black shale.
  • The mill produced a lead concentrate, a zinc concentrate, and pyritic tailings.

pyritize

2
(also pyritise) verbo
Example sentences
  • Because the latter conditions were favorable for the formation of iron sulfides, the fossils were pyritized.
  • Pyrite is ubiquitous in marine sediments - so why are pyritised soft-bodied fossils so rare?
  • Many of the stelleroids are relatively complete, but flattened and pyritized, although preservation of some specimens is exquisite.

Words that rhyme with pyrites

Stylites, troglodytes

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