ceruss

, «a (L). White lead

Dictionary of word roots and combining forms . . 2013.

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  • cerussite — /sear euh suyt , si rus uyt/, n. a mineral, lead carbonate, PbCO3, found in masses or in colorless, transparent crystals: an important ore of lead. [1840 50; < L ceruss(a) CERUSE + ITE1] * * * ▪ mineral  lead carbonate (PbCO3), an important ore… …   Universalium

  • cerussite — ce•rus•site [[t]ˈsɪər əˌsaɪt, sɪˈrʌs aɪt[/t]] n. mir a mineral, lead carbonate, PbCO3, found in masses or in colorless transparent crystals: an important ore of lead • Etymology: 1840–50; < L cēruss(a) ceruse+ ite I …   From formal English to slang

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