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wurtzite

[wurt-sahyt] /ˈwɜrt saɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a dimorph of sphalerite, zinc sulfide, ZnS, similar in structure to greenockite and brownish-black in color.
Origin of wurtzite
1865-1870
1865-70; < French, named after Charles Wurtz (1817-84), French chemist; see -ite1
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wurtzitic
[wert-sit-ik] /wərtˈsɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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