Wurtzite meaning

wûrt'sīt'
A light to dark brown mineral, (Zn,Fe)S, that is a polymorph of sphalerite, used as a minor ore of zinc.
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(mineralogy) A dark brown mineral, a form of zinc sulfide, ZnS, often also containing iron and cadmium sulfides.
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Origin of wurtzite

  • French after Charles Wurtz (1817–1884), French chemist
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • For Charles-Adolphe Wurtz French chemist.
    From Wiktionary