Pyromorphite Pyr`o*mor"phite, n. [G. pyromorphit, from Gr. ? fire + morfh` form.] (Min.) Native lead phosphate with lead chloride, occurring in bright green and brown hexagonal crystals and also massive; -- so called because a fused globule crystallizes in cooling. [1913 Webster]

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  • pyromorphite — noun a mineral consisting of lead chloride and phosphate; a minor source of lead • Syn: ↑green lead ore • Hypernyms: ↑mineral * * * pyromorphite, morphous see pyro 2, 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • pyromorphite — noun Etymology: German Pyromorphit, from Greek pyr + morphē form Date: circa 1814 a mineral consisting essentially of a chloride and phosphate of lead …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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