Definitions

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  • adj. Rich in nickel: having a high proportion of nickel content.

Etymologies

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nickel + rich

Examples

  • A deposit in which rain and surface water leached nickel-rich rock and concentrated the nickel at or near the surface of the Earth is a laterite deposit.

    Nickel

  • Besides the obvious danger of collision, the iron- and nickel-rich asteroids wreaked havoc with sensors.

    The Kobayashi Maru

  • Zincromet: Steel covered with a base coat of chromium and zinc dust and a topcoat of zinc - and nickel-rich organic paint (developed by Kawasaki Steel).

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  • Billions of years ago, methane-producing bacteria called methanogens thrived in nickel-rich seas.

    Science News / Features, Blog Entries, Column Entries, Issues, News Items and Book Reviews

  • But as the mantle cooled, the supply of nickel-rich rocks, and thus of nickel, decreased, and the ocean nickel levels dwindled.

    Science News / Features, Blog Entries, Column Entries, Issues, News Items and Book Reviews

  • Micro-organisms called methanogens love nickel-rich water, and they release methane into the atmosphere.

    Scientific American

  • The scientists suggest that cooling of the Earth's mantle decreased eruptions of nickel-rich volcanic rock, which meant that less nickel was being weathered from the rocks and dissolved in the oceans.

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  • Although HSE were present in the nebula from which the Earth formed, as the young planet evolved and heated up they were stripped, along with other heavy elements, from the silicate mantle into the iron and nickel-rich metallic core.

    YubaNet.com

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