wurtz·​ite | \ ˈwərtˌsīt \
plural -s

Definition of wurtzite

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

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wurtzitic \ (ˈ)wərt¦sitik \ adjective

History and Etymology for wurtzite

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

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“Wurtzite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wurtzite. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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