mispickel


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mis·pick·el

 (mĭs′pĭk′əl)
[Obsolete German Misspickel, from earlier Misspült, Misspückel.]

mispickel

(ˈmɪsˌpɪkəl)
n
(Minerals) another name for arsenopyrite
[C17: from German]
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Noun1.mispickel - a silver-white or grey ore of arsenicmispickel - 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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Some of the common minerals in soils are arsenopyrite (FeAsS), mispickel (FeSAs), orpiment (As2S3) and realgar (AsS).