pyrrhotite

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noun pyr·rho·tite \ˈpir-ə-ˌtīt\

Definition of pyrrhotite

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

Origin and Etymology of pyrrhotite

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


First Known Use: 1868


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