[ seer-uh-sahyt, si-ruhs-ahyt ]
/ ˈsɪər əˌsaɪt, sɪˈrʌs aɪt /
a mineral, lead carbonate, PbCO3, found in masses or in colorless, transparent crystals: an important ore of lead.
Words nearby cerussite
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Examples from the Web for cerussite
The two important sources of supply are galena and cerussite.
Galena becomes anglesite, cerussite, pyromorphite and mimetite.
Cerussite crystallizes in the orthorhombic system and is isomorphous with aragonite.
British Dictionary definitions for cerussite
/ (ˈsɪərəˌsaɪt) /
a usually white mineral, found in veins. It is a source of lead. Composition: lead carbonate. Formula: PbCO 3 . Crystal structure: orthorhombicAlso called: white lead ore
Word Origin for cerussite
C19: from Latin cērussa (see ceruse) + -ite 1
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