tiemannite

noun tie·mann·ite \ˈtēməˌnīt\

Definition of tiemannite

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  1. :  a mineral HgSe that is a native mercuric selenide and occurs commonly in dark gray or nearly black masses of metallic luster (specific gravity 8.2–8.5)

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Origin and Etymology of tiemannite

German tiemannit, from W. Tiemann, 19th century German scientist who discovered it + German -it -ite


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