chalcocite

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noun chal·co·cite \ˈkal-kə-ˌsīt\

Definition of chalcocite

  1. :  a black or gray lustrous metallic mineral that consists of a sulfide of copper and is an important copper ore

Origin and Etymology of chalcocite

alteration of chalcosine, from French, irregular from Greek chalkos


First Known Use: 1868


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