ce·​rar·​gy·​rite | \ sə̇ˈrärjəˌrīt \
plural -s

Definition of cerargyrite

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

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History and Etymology for cerargyrite

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 27 Nov. 2020.

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