eucairite

noun

eu·​cai·​rite
variants or less commonly eukairite
yüˈkīˌrīt,
-kā-
plural -s
: a mineral CuAgSe composed of a grayish metallic-looking copper silver selenide (specific gravity 7.50)

Word History

Etymology

Swedish eukairit, from Greek eukairos seasonable, opportune (from eu- + kairos time, season) + Swedish -it -ite; from its being found soon after the discovery of selenium

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“Eucairite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eucairite. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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