phosgenite

noun phos·gen·ite \ ˈfäzˌjēˌnīt , -jəˌn- \

Definition of phosgenite

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)

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Origin and Etymology of phosgenite

German phosgenit, from phosgen phosgene + -it -ite


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