mimetite

[ mim-i-tahyt, mahy-mi- ]
/ ˈmɪm ɪˌtaɪt, ˈmaɪ mɪ- /
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noun

a mineral, lead chloroarsenate, Pb5As3O12Cl, occurring in yellow to brown prismatic crystals or globular masses: a minor ore of lead.

Nearby words

  1. mimeo,
  2. mimeograph,
  3. mimesis,
  4. mimetic,
  5. mimetism,
  6. mimi,
  7. mimic,
  8. mimic panel,
  9. mimical,
  10. mimically

Origin of mimetite

1850–55; < Greek mīmēt(ḗs) imitator (equivalent to mīmē- (see mimesis) + -tēs agent suffix) + -ite1

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Examples from the Web for mimetite

  • Galena becomes anglesite, cerussite, pyromorphite and mimetite.

    The A B C of Mining|Charles A. Bramble


British Dictionary definitions for mimetite

mimetite

/ (ˈmɪmɪˌtaɪt, ˈmaɪmɪ-) /

noun

a rare secondary mineral consisting of a chloride and arsenate of lead in the form of white or yellowish needle-like hexagonal crystals. Formula: Pb 5 Cl(AsO 4) 3

Word Origin for mimetite

C19: from German, from Greek mimētēs imitator (of pyromorphite)

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