Definition of tenorite
: 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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