from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A yellow to white crystalline compound, ZnS, occurring naturally as sphalerite and wurtzite, and used as a phosphor and as a pigment in the manufacture of paper.

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  • noun a yellow to white crystalline fluorescent compound that occurs naturally as sphalerite or wurtzite and is used as a luminous pigment


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