noun per·cy·lite \ˈpərsēˌlīt, -sə̇ˌl-\

Definition of percylite



  1. :  a mineral PbCuCl2(OH)2(?) consisting of a rare basic chloride of lead and copper

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Origin and Etymology of percylite

John Percy †1889 English metallurgist + English -lite

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a brief usually trivial fact

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