phosgenite

[ fos-juh-nahyt, foz- ]

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

Origin of phosgenite

1
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
  1. 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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