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
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Isomorphous with greenockite is the hexagonal zinc sulphide (ZnS) known as wurtzite.