Definition of arsenopyrite in English:

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arsenopyrite

Pronunciation: /ˌärs(ə)nōˈpīrīt/

noun

A silvery-gray mineral consisting of an arsenide and sulfide of iron.
  • Chemical formula FeAsS.
Example sentences
  • Pseudomorphs of marcasite, chalcopyrite, pyrite, arsenopyrite, pyrargyrite, magnetite, and quartz after pyrrhotite have been reported.
  • Iron and copper sulfides of this region are predominately pyrite, pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, arsenopyrite, bornite, and marcasite.
  • There were shops full of green and purple fluorite, ferberite and arsenopyrite, and spessartine and stibnite.

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Syllabification: ar·se·no·py·rite

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