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cerussite

[seer-uh-sahyt, si-ruhs-ahyt] /ˈsɪər əˌsaɪt, sɪˈrʌs aɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, lead carbonate, PbCO 3 , found in masses or in colorless, transparent crystals: an important ore of lead.
Origin of cerussite
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin cēruss(a) ceruse + -ite1
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cerussite

/ˈsɪərəˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
a usually white mineral, found in veins. It is a source of lead. Composition: lead carbonate. Formula: PbCO3. Crystal structure: orthorhombic Also called white lead ore
Word Origin
C19: from Latin cērussa (see ceruse) + -ite1
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