Definition of phosgenite
: 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)
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Origin and Etymology of phosgenite
German phosgenit, from phosgen phosgene + -it -ite
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