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ˌpaɪ rəˈlu saɪt, paɪˈrɒl yəˌsaɪtpy·ro·lusite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pyrolusitenoun

    a mineral consisting of manganese dioxide; an important source of manganese

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  1. pyrolusitenoun

    A dark coloured mineral, consisting of manganese dioxide (MnO), that is an important ore of manganese.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pyrolusitenoun

    manganese dioxide, a mineral of an iron-black or dark steel-gray color and metallic luster, usually soft. Pyrolusite parts with its oxygen at a red heat, and is extensively used in discharging the brown and green tints of glass (whence its name)

    Etymology: [Pyro- + Gr. to loose, or a loosing.]

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  1. Pyrolusite

    Pyrolusite is a mineral consisting essentially of manganese dioxide and is important as an ore of manganese. It is a black, amorphous appearing mineral, often with a granular, fibrous or columnar structure, sometimes forming reniform crusts. It has a metallic luster, a black or bluish-black streak, and readily soils the fingers. The specific gravity is about 4.8. Its name is from the Greek for fire and to wash, in reference to its use as a way to remove tints from glass.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pyrolusite

    pī-rō-lū′sīt, n. native manganese dioxide.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pyrolusite in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pyrolusite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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