Mimetite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mimetite (Min) A mineral occurring in pale yellow or brownish hexagonal crystals. It is an arseniate of lead.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mimetite Native arseniate of lead with chlorid of lead, a mineral of a yellow to brown color occurring in hexagonal prismatic crystals, often rounded it is isomorphous with pyromorphite, the phosphate of lead. Some varieties, as campylite, contain phosphoric acid, and hence are intermediate between mimetite and pyromorphite. Also called mimetesite, mimetene.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. an imitator. So called because it resembles pyromorphite