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.

Origin of wurtzite

1865–70; < French, named after Charles Wurtz (1817–84), French chemist; see -ite1
Related formswurtz·it·ic [wert-sit-ik] /wərtˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective
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