pyrrhotite

noun pyr·rho·tite \ ˈpir-ə-ˌtīt \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of pyrrhotite

: a bronze-colored mineral of metallic luster that consists of ferrous sulfide and is attracted by a magnet

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Origin and Etymology of pyrrhotite

modification of German Pyrrhotin, from Greek pyrrhotēs redness, from pyrrhos red, from pyr fire — more at fire


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