crookesite

[ kroo k-sahyt ]
/ ˈkrʊk saɪt /

noun

a rare mineral, selenide of copper, thallium, and silver, (Cu, Tl, Ag)2Se, occurring in steel-gray, compact masses.

Nearby words

  1. crookes lens,
  2. crookes radiometer,
  3. crookes space,
  4. crookes tube,
  5. crookes, sir william,
  6. crookneck,
  7. crool,
  8. croon,
  9. crooner,
  10. crop

Origin of crookesite

1865–70; after Sir W. Crookes; see -ite1

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