zinc sulfide

noun Chemistry.
  1. a white to yellow, crystalline powder, ZnS, soluble in acids, insoluble in water, occurring naturally as wurtzite and sphalerite: used as a pigment and as a phosphor on x-ray and television screens.

Origin of zinc sulfide

First recorded in 1880–85
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