zinckenite

[ zing-kuh-nahyt ]
/ ˈzɪŋ kəˌnaɪt /

noun Mineralogy.

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zinkenite

or zinck·en·ite

[ zing-kuh-nahyt ]
/ ˈzɪŋ kəˌnaɪt /

noun

a steel-gray mineral with metallic luster, lead antimony sulfide, Pb6Sb14S27.

Origin of zinkenite

1825–35; < German Zinkenit, named after J. K. L. Zincken (1790–1862), German mineralogist and mining director; see -ite1
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zinckenite
/ (ˈzɪŋkəˌnaɪt) /

noun

a variant spelling of zinkenite

British Dictionary definitions for zinckenite (2 of 2)

zinkenite

zinckenite

/ (ˈzɪŋkəˌnaɪt) /

noun

a steel-grey metallic mineral consisting of a sulphide of lead and antimony. Formula: Pb 6 Sb 14 S 27

Word Origin for zinkenite

C19: named after J. K. L. Zincken (1790–1862), German mineralogist
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