greenockite

[ gree-nuh-kahyt ]
/ ˈgri nəˌkaɪt /

noun

a yellow mineral, cadmium sulfide, CdS, associated with zinc ores and used as a source of cadmium.

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Origin of greenockite

1840–45; named after Charles Cathcart, Lord Greenock (1807–43), Englishman who discovered it; see -ite1
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greenockite
/ (ˈɡriːnəˌkaɪt) /

noun

a rare yellowish mineral consisting of cadmium sulphide in hexagonal crystalline form: the only ore of cadmium. Formula: CdS

Word Origin for greenockite

C19: named after Lord C. C. Greenock, 19th-century English soldier
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