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[Obsolete German Misspickel, from earlier Misspült, Misspückel.]
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(Minerals) another name for arsenopyrite
[C17: from German]
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|Noun||1.||mispickel - a silver-white or grey ore of arsenic|
As, atomic number 33, arsenic - a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and realgar
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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