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pyrolusite

Saltos de línea: pyro|lus¦ite
Pronunciación: /ˌpʌɪrə(ʊ)ˈluːsʌɪt
 
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Definición de pyrolusite en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
A black or dark grey mineral with a metallic lustre, consisting of manganese dioxide.
Example sentences
  • Scheele produced chlorine by treating the mineral pyrolusite with hydrochloric acid (HCl).
  • The ore, a mixture of ‘psilomelane’ and pyrolusite with much manganiferous limonite, contains masses of cerussite.
  • It never occurs as a free element, but only in ores such as pyrolusite, manganite, psilomelane, and rhodochrosite.

Origen

early 19th century: from pyro- 'fire, heat' + Greek lousis 'washing' (because of the mineral's use in decolorizing glass).

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