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cerussite

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noun ce·rus·site \sə-ˈrə-ˌsīt\

Definition of cerussite

  1. :  a colorless or white mineral consisting of a carbonate of lead that occurs in transparent crystals and also in massive form and is a source of white lead



Origin and Etymology of cerussite

German Zerussit, from Latin cerussa


First Known Use: 1850


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