phosgenite

[ fos-juh-nahyt, foz- ]
/ ˈfɒs dʒəˌnaɪt, ˈfɒz- /

noun

a mineral, lead chlorocarbonate, Pb2Cl2CO3, occurring in crystals.

Nearby words

  1. phoro-optometer,
  2. phoronid,
  3. phoropter,
  4. phos-,
  5. phosgene,
  6. phosph-,
  7. phosphagen,
  8. phosphamidon,
  9. phosphatase,
  10. phosphate

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

/ (ˈfɒzdʒɪˌnaɪt) /

noun

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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