cadmium sulfide

noun
a light yellow or orange, water-insoluble powder, CdS, used chiefly as a pigment in paints, inks, and ceramic glazes.

Origin:
1870–75

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The photocell shall be cadmium sulfide and hermetically sealed to prevent electrolysis from moisture.
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