tenorite

noun ten·o·rite \ ˈtenəˌrīt \

Definition of tenorite

plural -s
:a mineral CuO that is a native cuprice oxide occurring in minute steel-gray or iron-gray scales or black earthy masses — compare melaconite

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Origin and Etymology of tenorite

Italian tenorite, from M. Tenore †1861 Italian botanist + Italian -ite


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