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phosgenite

[fos-juh-nahyt, foz-]
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noun
  1. a mineral, lead chlorocarbonate, Pb2Cl2CO3, occurring in crystals.
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Origin of phosgenite

From the German word Phosgenit, dating back to 1840–50. See phosgene, -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for phosgenite

phosgenite

noun
  1. a rare fluorescent secondary mineral consisting of lead chloro-carbonate in the form of greyish tetragonal crystals. Formula: Pb 2 (Cl 2 CO 3)
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