noun zin·ken·ite \ˈziŋkəˌnīt\

Definition of zinkenite



  1. :  a steel-gray mineral Pb6Sb14S27 of metallic luster consisting of a lead antimony sulfide and occurring in orthorhombic crystals and in masses (hardness 3–3.5, specific gravity 5.30–5.35)

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Origin and Etymology of zinkenite

German zinkenit, from J. K. L. Zinken †1862 German mineralogist + German -it -ite

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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