cerargyrite

[suh-rahr-juh-rahyt]
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noun

a very soft mineral, silver chloride, AgCl, used as an ore of silver; horn silver.

Origin of cerargyrite

1865–70; < Greek kér(as) horn (see cerat-) + árgyr(os) silver + -ite1; compare French kérargyre
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cerargyrite

noun

another name for chloroargyrite

Word Origin for cerargyrite

C19: from Greek keras horn + arguros silver + -ite 1
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