plural -s
: a white to pale-yellow or gray mineral consisting of silver chloride AgCl and darkening on exposure to light
: a group of isomorphous silver halides that includes mainly cerargyrite, bromyrite, and embolite

Word History


French kérargyre cerargyrite (from Greek keras horn + argyros silver), translation of Swedish hornsilver + English -ite

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“Cerargyrite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cerargyrite. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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