pyrites

noun py·rites \ pə-ˈrī-tēz , pī- ; ˈpī-ˌrīts \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pyrites

plural pyrites
:any of various metallic-looking sulfides of which pyrite is the commonest

pyritic

play \pə-ˈri-tik, pī-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of pyrites

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


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