- a mineral, mercuric selenide, HgSe, occurring in the form of a compact mass of gray crystals.
Origin of tiemannite
< German Tiemannit (1855), after W. Tiemann, German scientist who found it; see -ite1
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- a grey mineral consisting of mercury selenide. Formula: HgSe
C19: named after J. C. W. F. Tiemann (1848–99), German scientist
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