Definition of blende in English:

blende

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noun

another term for sphalerite
  • ‘Zinc blende has 140 atoms and 308 bonds.’

Pronunciation

blende

/blend/ /blɛnd/

Origin

Late 17th century from German, from blenden ‘deceive’ (so named because it often resembles galena, but is deceptive in that it yields no lead).