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[broo k-ahyt]
noun Mineralogy.
  1. a brown, red, or black mineral, titanium dioxide, TiO2, trimorphous with rutile and anatase.
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Origin of brookite

1875–80; named after H. J. Brooke (1771–1857), English mineralogist; see -ite1
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  1. a reddish-brown to black mineral consisting of titanium oxide in orthorhombic crystalline form: occurs in silica veins. Formula: TiO 2
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Word Origin for brookite

C19: named after Henry J. Brooke (died 1857), English mineralogist
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