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arsenopyrite

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noun ar·se·no·py·rite \ˌär-sə-nō-ˈpī-ˌrīt\

Definition of arsenopyrite

  1. :  a silver-white mineral consisting of a combined sulfide and arsenide of iron that occurs in prismatic orthorhombic crystals or in masses or grains and that is the principal source of arsenic



1868

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1868


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