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rutile

[ roo-teel, -tahyl ]
/ ˈru til, -taɪl /
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noun

a common mineral, titanium dioxide, TiO2, usually reddish-brown in color with a brilliant metallic or adamantine luster, occurring in crystals: used to coat welding rods.

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Origin of rutile

1795–1805; <French <German Rutil<Latin rutilusred1
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British Dictionary definitions for rutile

rutile
/ (ˈruːtaɪl) /

noun

a black, yellowish, or reddish-brown mineral, found in igneous rocks, metamorphosed limestones, and quartz veins. It is a source of titanium. Composition: titanium dioxide. Formula: TiO 2 . Crystal structure: tetragonal

Word Origin for rutile

C19: via French from German Rutil, from Latin rutilus red, glowing
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Scientific definitions for rutile

rutile
[ rōōtēl′, -tīl′ ]

A lustrous red, reddish-brown, or black tetragonal mineral that is an ore of titanium. Rutile usually occurs as prismatic crystals in other minerals, especially as dark needlelike crystals in quartz. Chemical formula: TiO2.
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