millerite

noun
mil·​ler·​ite | \ ˈmi-lə-ˌrīt How to pronounce millerite (audio) \

Definition of millerite

: sulfide of nickel NiS usually occurring as a mineral in capillary yellow crystals

First Known Use of millerite

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for millerite

German Millerit, from William H. Miller †1880 English mineralogist

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“Millerite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/millerite. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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