metacinnabar

noun meta·cinnabar \"+\
variants: less commonly

metacinnabarite

Definition of metacinnabar

  1. :  a mineral HgS that consists of a native black mercuric sulfide and is polymorphous with cinnabar

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Origin and Etymology of metacinnabar

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


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