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mimetite

[mim-i-tahyt, mahy-mi-] /ˈmɪm ɪˌtaɪt, ˈmaɪ mɪ-/
noun
1.
a mineral, lead chloroarsenate, Pb 5 As 3 O 1 2 Cl, occurring in yellow to brown prismatic crystals or globular masses: a minor ore of lead.
Origin of mimetite
1850-1855
1850-55; < Greek mīmēt(ḗs) imitator (equivalent to mīmē- (see mimesis) + -tēs agent suffix) + -ite1
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mimetite

/ˈmɪmɪˌtaɪt; ˈmaɪmɪ-/
noun
1.
a rare secondary mineral consisting of a chloride and arsenate of lead in the form of white or yellowish needle-like hexagonal crystals. Formula: Pb5Cl(AsO4)3
Word Origin
C19: from German, from Greek mimētēs imitator (of pyromorphite)
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