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phosgenite

[fos-juh-nahyt, foz-] /ˈfɒs dʒəˌnaɪt, ˈfɒz-/
noun
1.
a mineral, lead chlorocarbonate, Pb 2 Cl 2 CO 3 , occurring in crystals.
Origin of phosgenite
1840-1850
From the German word Phosgenit, dating back to 1840-50. See phosgene, -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for phosgenite

phosgenite

/ˈfɒzdʒɪˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a rare fluorescent secondary mineral consisting of lead chloro-carbonate in the form of greyish tetragonal crystals. Formula: Pb2(Cl2CO3)
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