Definition of miersite in English:

miersite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A tetrahedral iodide of silver and copper, (Ag,Cu)I (with the ratio of silver to copper approximately 4:1), crystallizing in the cubic system and occurring as crusts and aggregates of yellow crystals.

Origin

Late 19th century. From the name of Sir Henry Alexander Miers, English mineralogist + -ite.

Pronunciation

miersite

/ˈmʌɪəzʌɪt/