wurtzite [wurt-sahyt] ExamplesWord Origin noun Mineralogy.

  1. a dimorph of sphalerite, zinc sulfide, ZnS, similar in structure to greenockite and brownish-black in color.

Origin of wurtzite 1865–70; French, named after Charles Wurtz (1817–84), French chemist; see -ite1 Related formswurtz·it·ic [wert-sit-ik] /wərtˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective Examples from the Web for wurtzite Historical Examples of wurtzite

  • Isomorphous with greenockite is the hexagonal zinc sulphide (ZnS) known as wurtzite.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5


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