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 (pī-rī′tēz, pī′rīts′)
n. pl. pyrites
Any of various natural metallic sulfide minerals, especially of iron.

[Latin pyrītēs, from Greek purītēs (lithos), fire (stone), flint, from pūr, fire; see paəwr̥ in Indo-European roots.]
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(paɪˈraɪtiːz; in combination ˈpaɪraɪts )
n, pl -tes
1. (Minerals) another name for pyrite
2. (Minerals) any of a number of other disulphides of metals, esp of copper and tin
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(paɪˈraɪ tiz, pə-, ˈpaɪ raɪts)

n., pl. -tes.
1. any of various metallic sulfides, as of tin.
2. pyrite.
[1545–55; < Latin pyrītes (pl.); see pyrite]
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Noun1.pyrites - any of various metallic-looking sulfides (of which pyrite is the commonest)
sulfide, sulphide - a compound of sulphur and some other element that is more electropositive
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[paɪˈraɪtiːz] N (pyrites (pl)) → pirita f
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