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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A green, brown, or yellow mineral, Pb5(PO4)3Cl, a minor ore of lead.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A yellowish-green mineral, a mixed phosphate and chloride of lead with the chemical formula Pb5(PO4)3Cl, that is sometimes mined as an ore.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Native lead phosphate with lead chloride, occurring in bright green and brown hexagonal crystals and also massive; -- so called because a fused globule crystallizes in cooling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Native phosphate of lead with lead chlorid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mineral consisting of lead chloride and phosphate; a minor source of lead

Etymologies

German Pyromorphit : Greek puro-, pyro- + Greek morphē, form.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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