cupr-, cupro-, cupri-

(Latin: copper; from Cyprus, specifically, "copper")

1. A malleable, reddish-brown metallic element.

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 (s) (noun), copper amalgams (pl)
A dental compound consisting of mercury and copper: Unlike a silver and tin alloy, copper amalgam is prepared a moment before use by heating the required quantity over a flame. The alloy then melts and remains plastic for enough time to use, even at room temperature.

Copper amalgam usually stays in place after it has been inserted into the tooth cavity.

The presence of copper in the blood.
Consisting of copper or resembling copper; coppery.
Referring to or causing cupruresis.
Of or containing divalent copper; such as, cupric oxide, CuO.
Containing copper as a constituent; such as, cupriferous silver.
A corrosion-resistant alloy of copper containing up to 40 percent nickel.
Relating to copper.
cupruresis, cupriuria
1. The urinary excretion of copper.
2. Excretion of excessive copper in the urine, as seen in copper poisoning.