Cerussite Definition

sə-rŭsīt
noun
A soft, heavy, orthorhombic mineral, PbCO3, that is an ore of lead; lead carbonate.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • white lead ore
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Other Word Forms of Cerussite

Noun

Singular:
cerussite
Plural:
cerussites

Origin of Cerussite

  • German Zerussit from Latin cērussa ceruse

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin cērussa (“white lead”).

    From Wiktionary

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