Pyromorphite meaning

pīrə-môrfīt
A green, brown, or yellow mineral, Pb5 (PO4 )3 Cl, a minor ore of lead.
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A semihard, greenish, hexagonal mineral, Pb5(PO4)3Cl, an ore of lead; lead phosphate chloride.
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(mineralogy) A yellowish-green mineral, a mixed phosphate and chloride of lead with the chemical formula Pb5(PO4)3Cl, that is sometimes mined as an ore.
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Origin of pyromorphite

  • German Pyromorphit Greek puro- pyro- Greek morphē form

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