HyperDic: zinc_blende

English > 1 sense of the expression zinc blende:
NOUNsubstancezinc blende, blende, sphaleritean ore that is the chief source of zinc
English > zinc blende: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningAn ore that is the chief source of zinc; consists largely of zinc sulfide in crystalline form.
Synonymsblende, sphalerite
BroadermineralSolid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
Substancesindium, In, atomic number 49A rare soft silvery metallic element
thallium, Tl, atomic number 81A soft grey malleable metallic element that resembles tin but discolors on exposure to air
Spanishblenda, esfalerita
Catalanblenda, esfalerita

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