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A nickel sulfide mineral, NiS, usually occurring in long hairlike crystals and sometimes used as a nickel ore.
[After William Hallowes Miller (1801-1880), British mineralogist.]
(Minerals) a yellow mineral consisting of nickel sulphide in hexagonal crystalline form: a minor ore of nickel. Formula: NiS
[C19: named after W. H. Miller (1801–80), English mineralogist]
a follower of William Miller, a U.S. preacher who taught that the Second Advent of Christ was imminent.
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|Noun||1.||millerite - a yellow mineral consisting of nickel sulfide; a minor source of nickel|
atomic number 28, Ni, nickel - a hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion; used in alloys; occurs in pentlandite and smaltite and garnierite and millerite
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition