cupr-, cupro-, cupri-
(Latin: copper; from Cyprus, specifically, "copper")
It is a component of several important enzymes in the body and is essential to good health. A deficiency is rare, because only two to five mg daily are necessary, and that amount is easily obtained in a normal diet.2. For a history of "copper", see this chemical page located at Chemical Element: copper.
Copper amalgam usually stays in place after it has been inserted into the tooth cavity.
2. Excretion of excessive copper in the urine, as seen in copper poisoning.