Definition of Pyrite

1. Noun. A common mineral (iron disulfide) that has a pale yellow color.

Exact synonyms: Fool's Gold, Iron Pyrite
Terms within: Atomic Number 34, Se, Selenium
Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Pyrite

1. n. A common mineral of a pale brass- yellow color and brilliant metallic luster, crystallizing in the isometric system; iron pyrites; iron disulphide.

Definition of Pyrite

1. Noun. (minerology) The common mineral iron disulfide (FeS2), of a pale brass-yellow color and brilliant metallic luster, crystallizing in the isometric system. ¹

2. Noun. (''usually as a plural: '''pyrites''''') Any metallic-looking sulphide, such as the above, which is the most common ¹

3. Noun. (context: solid state chemistry) (''usually as a plural: '''pyrites''''') Any metal dichalcogenide that is isostructural to the common mineral ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pyrite

1. a metallic sulfide [n -S] : PYRITIC, PYRITOUS [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pyrite

pyrimidinecarboxylic acid
pyrimidinedione
pyrimidinediones
pyrimidines
pyrimidinic
pyrimidinone
pyrimidinones
pyrimidinylpiperazine
pyrimidinylpiperazines
pyrin
pyrindene
pyrindenes
pyrinuron
pyriproxyfen
pyritaceous
pyrite (current term)
pyrites
pyritic
pyritical
pyritiferous
pyritinol
pyritise
pyritised
pyritises
pyritization
pyritizations
pyritize
pyritized
pyritizes
pyritohedra

Literary usage of Pyrite

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Oxygénation however is a heterogeneous reaction dependent upon the exposed pyrite surface area. Use of museum grade pyrite having relatively small surface ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1917)
"pyrite is such an important constituent of the ores, that it must be considered along ... pyrite Of the sulphides, pyrite is generally the first formed, ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1920)
"Commercial Recovery of pyrite from Coal BY SH DAVIS,* BAXTER SPRINGS, KANS. (Chicago Meeting, September, 1919) THE pyrites used in making sulfuric acid in ..."

4. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial ScienceChemistry (1902)
"THE following table gives the results for different mixture«, the numbers in the second column referring to the above- mentioned specimens of pyrite and ..."

5. Mineral Resources of Virginia by Thomas Leonard Watson, Ray Smith Bassler, Heinrich Ries, Roy Jay Holden, Virginia Jamestown Exposition Commission (1907)
"The pyrite deposits of Louisa county are situated near Mineral City, ... The pyrite helt is crossed by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway to the west of ..."

6. Mineral Resources of Virginia by Thomas Leonard Watson, Ray Smith Bassler, Heinrich Ries, Roy Jay Holden (1907)
"The pyrite deposits of Louisa county are situated near Mineral City, ... The pyrite belt is crossed by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway to the west of ..."

7. The Nature of Ore Deposits by Richard Beck (1905)
"The pyrite Deposits of Chessy and Sain-Bel1 (Rhone). The once famous pyrite deposit of Chessy, northwest of Lyon, is now worked out. ..."

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