plural -s
: a mineral Pb2Cl2CO2 consisting of lead chloroformate occurring in tetragonal crystals of a white, yellow, or grayish color and adamantine luster (hardness 3, specific gravity 6.0–6.3)

Word History


German phosgenit, from phosgen phosgene + -it -ite

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“Phosgenite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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