variants or less commonly metacinnabarite
: a mineral HgS that consists of a native black mercuric sulfide and is polymorphous with cinnabar

Word History


metacinnabar from meta- + cinnabar; metacinnabarite, International Scientific Vocabulary meta- + cinnabar + -ite; originally formed as German metacinnabarit

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“Metacinnabar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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