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zincite

[zing-kahyt] /ˈzɪŋ kaɪt/
noun
1.
a brittle, deep-red to orange-yellow mineral, native zinc oxide, ZnO, usually massive or granular: formerly an important ore of zinc.
Also called red oxide of zinc.
Origin of zincite
1850-1855
1850-55; zinc + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for zincite

zincite

/ˈzɪŋkaɪt/
noun
1.
a red or yellow mineral consisting of zinc oxide in hexagonal crystalline form. It occurs in metamorphosed limestone. Formula: ZnO
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