wurtzitic

wurtzite

[wurt-sahyt]
noun Mineralogy.
a dimorph of sphalerite, zinc sulfide, ZnS, similar in structure to greenockite and brownish-black in color.

Origin:
1865–70; < French, named after Charles Wurtz (1817–84), French chemist; see -ite1

wurtzitic [wert-sit-ik] , adjective
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