variants or less commonly eukairite
plural -s
: a mineral CuAgSe composed of a grayish metallic-looking copper silver selenide (specific gravity 7.50)

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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