eucairite

noun eu·cai·rite \yüˈkīˌrīt, -kā-\
variants: less commonly

eukairite

\yüˈkīˌrīt, -kā-\

Definition of eucairite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral CuAgSe composed of a grayish metallic-looking copper silver selenide (specific gravity 7.50)

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Origin and Etymology of eucairite

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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