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A natural red secondary ore of copper, essentially Cu2O, that forms as a result of weathering.
(Minerals) a red secondary mineral consisting of cuprous oxide in cubic crystalline form: a source of copper. Formula: Cu2O
cu•prite(ˈkyu praɪt, ˈku-)
a mineral, cuprous oxide, Cu2O, occurring in red crystals and brown to black granular masses: an ore of copper.
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|Noun||1.||cuprite - a mineral consisting of cuprous oxide that is a source of copper|
atomic number 29, copper, Cu - a ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
n → Kupferoxid nt, → Rotkupfererz nt