py·​ro·​mor·​phite ˌpī-rə-ˈmȯr-ˌfīt How to pronounce pyromorphite (audio)
: a mineral consisting essentially of a chloride and phosphate of lead

Word History


German Pyromorphit, from Greek pyr- + morphē form

First Known Use

circa 1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pyromorphite was circa 1814

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“Pyromorphite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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