[ gerz-dawr-fahyt, gers- ]
/ ˈgɛrz dɔrˌfaɪt, ˈgɛrs- /
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a mineral, sulfide-arsenide of nickel, NiAsS, occurring in metallic, light-gray cubes.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of gersdorffite
1840–50; <German, after von Gersdorff, the name of a 19th-century family of mine owners in Austria; see -ite1
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