noun mim·e·tite \ˈmiməˌtīt, ˈmīm-\

Definition of mimetite



  1. :  a lead arsenate and chloride Pb5Cl(AsO4)3 isomorphous with pyromorphite

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Origin and Etymology of mimetite

German mimetit, from French mimétèse mimetite (from Greek mimētēs imitator, from mimeisthai to imitate) + German -it -ite; from its resemblance to pyromorphite

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