pyrites

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noun py·rites \pə-ˈrī-tēz, pī-; ˈpī-ˌrīts\

Definition of pyrites

plural

pyrites

  1. :  any of various metallic-looking sulfides of which pyrite is the commonest

pyritic

play \-ˈri-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of pyrites

Latin, flint, from Greek pyritēs of or in fire, from pyr fire


First Known Use: before 12th century


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