phosgenite definition

  • noun:
    • A tetragonal-ditetragonal dipyramidal mineral containing carbon, chlorine, lead, and oxygen.
    • A rare mineral occurring in tetragonal crystals of a white, yellowish, or grayish shade and adamantine luster. Its a chlorocarbonate of lead.
    • A mineral composed of the chlorid and carbonate of lead. It occurs in white or yellowish tetragonal crystals having an adamantine luster. Also called corneous lead.

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