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nitinol

[nit-n-awl, -ol]
noun
  1. a paramagnetic alloy of nickel and titanium that, after heating and deformation, resumes its original shape when reheated.
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Origin of nitinol

1965–70; ni(ckel) + ti(tanium) + N(aval) O(rdnance) L(aboratory), Silver Spring, Maryland, where the alloy was developed
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