delafossite

noun de·la·foss·ite \ˌdeləˈfȯˌsīt\

Definition of delafossite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral CuFeO2 consisting of an oxide of copper and iron formerly found in quantity at Bisbee, Arizona, and in small amounts elsewhere

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Origin and Etymology of delafossite

French, from Gabriel Delafosse †1878 French mineralogist + French -ite


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