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wurtzite

[wurt-sahyt]
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noun Mineralogy.
  1. 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
Related formswurtz·it·ic [wert-sit-ik] /wərtˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective
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  • Isomorphous with greenockite is the hexagonal zinc sulphide (ZnS) known as wurtzite.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5

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