Copper

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Copper

(Science: chemical) a trace element with the atomic symbol cu, atomic number 29, and atomic weight 63. It is essential in nutrition, being a component of various proteins, including ceruloplasmin, erythrocuprein, cytochrome c oxidase, tyrosinase, etc. Deficiency, which is rare, may result in hypochromic microcytic anaemia, neutropenia, and bone changes.

chemical name: copper