Definition of Cerussite

1. Noun. A mineral consisting of lead carbonate that is an important source of lead.

Exact synonyms: White Lead Ore
Terms within: Atomic Number 82, Lead, Pb
Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Cerussite

1. Noun. (minerology) A mineral form of lead carbonate, PbCO3, that is an ore of lead. ¹

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Definition of Cerussite

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cerussite

cerumenolysis
cerumenolytic
cerumenolytics
cerumens
ceruminal
ceruminolytic
ceruminoma
ceruminosis
ceruminous
ceruminous glands
ceruse
cerused
ceruses
cerusite
cerusites
cerussite (current term)
cerussites
cervantite
cerveau isole
cervelas
cervelases
cervelat
cervelats
cervelleite
cerveza
cervezas
cervical
cervical amputation
cervical anaesthesia
cervical anchorage

Literary usage of Cerussite

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1. Rock Minerals: Their Chemical and Physical Characters and Their by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1911)
"Des Cloizeaux Disp. small p< v Double refraction very strong in aragonite as in calcite, but much stronger in cerussite. a ..."

2. Bulletin (1906)
"... galena of most mining districts, this mineral found in the Upper Mississippi valley lead and zinc district contains practically no silver. cerussite. ..."

3. The School of Mines Quarterly by Columbia University School of Chemistry (1904)
"... from the Terrible Mine, Custer Co., Colorado, Warren, CH Am. Jour. Sci., 16, 337, 1903. The cerussite is evidently an alteration product of the ..."

4. Manual of Mineralogy and Petrography: Containing the Elements of the Science by James Dwight Dana (1887)
"... cerussite, anglesite, malachite, with sometimes pyrolusite; Little Cottonwood, at Emma and other mines, same, with sometimes argentite, ..."

5. The University Geological Survey of Kansas by Erasmus Haworth, Kansas Geological Survey (1904)
"... the unskilled observer to place a greatly exaggerated value on the richness of the mine. cerussite.—This is a carbonate of lead, PbCO,, and is always a ..."

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