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cotunnite

[kuh-tuhn-ahyt]
noun
  1. a soft, white to yellowish mineral, lead chloride, PbCl2, that forms as an alteration product of galena.
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Origin of cotunnite

1825–35; < German Cotunnit, after Domenico Cotugno, in Latinized form Cotunnius (1736–1822), Italian anatomist; see -ite1
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