Definitions for pyrrhotiteˈpɪr əˌtaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pyr•rho•titeˈpɪr əˌtaɪt(n.)

  1. a bronze-colored magnetic mineral, iron sulfide, occurring in massive and in crystal forms.

    Category: Mineralogy

Origin of pyrrhotite:

1868; < Gk pyrrhót(ēs) redness + -ite1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pyrrhotite, pyrrhotine, magnetic pyrites(noun)

    a brownish iron sulfide mineral (FeS) having weak magnetic properties

Wiktionary

  1. pyrrhotite(Noun)

    A weakly magnetic ferrous sulfide mineral, FeS.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pyrrhotite(noun)

    a bronze-colored mineral, of metallic luster. It is a sulphide of iron, and is remarkable for being attracted by the magnet. Called also magnetic pyrites

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  1. Pyrrhotite

    Pyrrhotite is an unusual iron sulfide mineral with a variable iron content: FeS. The FeS endmember is known as troilite. Pyrrhotite is also called magnetic pyrite because the color is similar to pyrite and it is weakly magnetic. The magnetism increases as the iron content decreases, and the troilite is non-magnetic.

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