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greenockite

[gree-nuh-kahyt] /ˈgri nəˌkaɪt/
noun
1.
a yellow mineral, cadmium sulfide, CdS, associated with zinc ores and used as a source of cadmium.
Origin of greenockite
1840-1845
1840-45; named after Charles Cathcart, Lord Greenock (1807-43), Englishman who discovered it; see -ite1
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greenockite

/ˈɡriːnəˌkaɪt/
noun
1.
a rare yellowish mineral consisting of cadmium sulphide in hexagonal crystalline form: the only ore of cadmium. Formula: CdS
Word Origin
C19: named after Lord C. C. Greenock, 19th-century English soldier
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