noun wurtz·ite \ˈwərtˌsīt\

Definition of wurtzite



  1. :  a brownish black mineral ZnS that consists of zinc sulfide in hemimorphic hexagonal crystals or a fibrous state and that is polymorphous with sphalerite


\(ˈ)wərt¦sitik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of wurtzite

French, from Charles A. Wurtz †1884 French chemist + French -ite

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