zinc sulfide

noun Chemistry.

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.

Nearby words

  1. zinc ointment,
  2. zinc oxide,
  3. zinc phosphide,
  4. zinc stearate,
  5. zinc sulfate,
  6. zinc sulphate,
  7. zinc white,
  8. zinc-65,
  9. zincate,
  10. zinced

Origin of zinc sulfide

First recorded in 1880–85

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