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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: kop'er

Definition: A metallic element, atomic no. 29, atomic wt. 63.546; several of its salts are used in medicine. A bioelement found in a number of proteins.

[L. cuprum, orig. Cyprium, fr. Cyprus, where it was mined]

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