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wurtzite

[ wurt-sahyt ]
/ ˈwɜrt saɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.

a dimorph of sphalerite, zinc sulfide, ZnS, similar in structure to greenockite and brownish-black in color.

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Origin of wurtzite

1865–70; <French, named after Charles Wurtz (1817–84), French chemist; see -ite1

OTHER WORDS FROM wurtzite

wurtz·it·ic [wert-sit-ik], /wərtˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective

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