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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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pyrites(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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py•ri•tes(paɪˈraɪ tiz, pə-, ˈpaɪ raɪts)
n., pl. -tes.
1. any of various metallic sulfides, as of tin.
[1545–55; < Latin pyrītes (pl.); see pyrite]
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|Noun||1.||pyrites - any of various metallic-looking sulfides (of which pyrite is the commonest)|
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