Definition of mimetite in English:

mimetite

Line breaks: mime|tite
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪmɪtʌɪt
 
, ˈmʌɪ-/

noun

[mass noun]
A yellow or brown mineral consisting of a chloride and arsenate of lead, typically found as a crust or needle-like crystals in lead deposits.
More example sentences
  • They were associated with mimetite and unidentified clay minerals.
  • Yellow to red-orange mimetite associated with wulfenite is well known from the San Francisco mine, Cucurpe, and good specimens have come from Cerro Prieto, Sonora.
  • It may be associated with a wide variety of other minerals including cerussite, anglesite, raspite, pyromorphite, mimetite, and scheelite.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek mimētēs 'imitator' + -ite1.

Definition of mimetite in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day anomalous
Pronunciation: əˈnɒm(ə)ləs
adjective
deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected