millerite

[mil-uh-rahyt]

Origin of millerite

1850–55; Miller (see Miller index) + -ite1

Millerite

[mil-uh-rahyt]
noun
  1. a follower of William Miller, a U.S. preacher who taught that the Second Advent of Christ and the beginning of the millennium were to occur in 1843.

Origin of Millerite

1835–45, Americanism; W. Miller + -ite1
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millerite

noun
  1. a yellow mineral consisting of nickel sulphide in hexagonal crystalline form: a minor ore of nickel. Formula: NiS

Word Origin for millerite

C19: named after W. H. Miller (1801–80), English mineralogist
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