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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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She also introduces Flavia to cerussa, a white lead makeup that can erase her birthmark.
Sweet Gilia, Ghostanza's step-daughter, is also not all she is on the surface, and though Flavia's mother is far too poor to indulge in the coveted cerussa, she imposes her own harsh ceremonies to remove Flavia's embarrassing mark.
There is benefit from the application of bread soaked in poppy head decoction, or in rose oil containing cerussa or litharge.