millerite

noun
mil·​ler·​ite | \ˈmi-lə-ˌrīt \

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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