schwartzembergite

noun schwart·zem·berg·ite \ˈshwȯrtsəmˌbərˌgīt\

Definition of schwartzembergite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral Pb5(IO3)Cl3O3 that is an iodate, chloride, and oxide of lead

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Origin and Etymology of schwartzembergite

Schwartzemberg, 19th century Chilean mineral assayer + English -ite


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