cerussite

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ce·rus·site

 (sə-rŭs′īt′)
n.
A colorless or white mineral, PbCO3, that is an ore of lead; lead carbonate.

[German Zerussit, from Latin cērussa, ceruse.]

cerussite

(ˈsɪərəˌsaɪt) or

cerusite

n
(Minerals) a usually white mineral, found in veins. It is a source of lead. Composition: lead carbonate. Formula: PbCO3. Crystal structure: orthorhombic. Also called: white lead ore
[C19: from Latin cērussa (see ceruse) + -ite1]

ce•rus•site

(ˈsɪər əˌsaɪt, sɪˈrʌs aɪt)

n.
a mineral, lead carbonate, PbCO3, found in masses or in colorless transparent crystals: an important ore of lead.
[1840–50; < Latin cēruss(a) ceruse + -ite1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cerussite - a mineral consisting of lead carbonate that is an important source of lead
atomic number 82, Pb, lead - a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey; "the children were playing with lead soldiers"
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition