Cerargyrite
Cerargyrite Ce*rar"gy*rite (s[-e]*r[aum]r"j[y^]*r[imac]t), n. [Gr. ke`ras horn + 'a`rgyros silver.] (Min.) Native silver chloride, a mineral of a white to pale yellow or gray color, darkening on exposure to the light. It may be cut by a knife, like lead or horn (hence called {horn silver}). [1913 Webster]

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  • cerargyrite — [sə rär′jə rīt΄] n. [< Gr keras, HORN + argyros, silver + ITE1] a soft mineral, AgCl, that is an ore of silver; silver chloride …   English World dictionary

  • cerargyrite — sə̇ˈrärjəˌrīt noun ( s) Etymology: French kérargyre cerargyrite (from Greek keras horn + argyros silver), translation of Swedish hornsilver + English ite more at cerebral, argent 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • cerargyrite — kerargiritas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė AgCl atitikmenys: angl. cerargyrite rus. кераргирит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • cerargyrite — /seuh rahr jeuh ruyt /, n. a very soft mineral, silver chloride, AgCl, used as an ore of silver; horn silver. [1865 70; < Gk kér(as) horn (see CERAT ) + árgyr(os) silver + ITE1; cf. F kérargyre] * * * ▪ mineral also called  Horn Silver,  … …   Universalium

  • cerargyrite — noun A mineral form of silver chloride, AgCl, that is a rare ore of silver; horn silver …   Wiktionary

  • cerargyrite — ce·rar·gy·rite …   English syllables

  • cerargyrite — /səˈrædʒəraɪt/ (say suh rajuhruyt) noun a mineral, silver chloride, an important silver ore in some places; chlorargyrite; horn silver. {Greek ker(as) horn + argyros silver + ite1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • horn silver — Cerargyrite Ce*rar gy*rite (s[ e]*r[aum]r j[y^]*r[imac]t), n. [Gr. ke ras horn + a rgyros silver.] (Min.) Native silver chloride, a mineral of a white to pale yellow or gray color, darkening on exposure to the light. It may be cut by a knife,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cérargyre — ● cérargyrite ou cérargyre nom féminin Chlorure naturel d argent, cubique, dit aussi argent corné …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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