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meanings of pyrite


  1. Any metallic-looking sulphide, such as the above, which is the most common.
  2. The common mineral iron disulfide (FeS2), of a pale brass-yellow color and brilliant metallic luster, crystallizing in the isometric system.
  3. (usually as a plural: pyrites) Any metal dichalcogenide that is isostructural to the common mineral.