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[mass noun] A mineral consisting of a chloride and phosphate of lead, typically occurring as green, yellow, or brown crystals in the oxidized zones of lead deposits.
- ‘The result can be some of our most spectacular minerals, including azurite, malachite, smithsonite, wulfenite, pyromorphite, and mimetite.’
- ‘Although anglesite and cerussite are found at Loudville, the two most sought-after minerals are pyromorphite and wulfenite.’
- ‘The pyromorphite boulder was acquired by Harvard after a call by Francis to Marshall, who said, ‘Buy it!’’
- ‘I found two pieces of very interesting brown pyromorphite, almost like Ems Nassau, but of course much smaller.’
Early 19th century: from pyro- ‘fire, heat’ + Greek morphē form + -ite.
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