titanite

[tahyt-n-ahyt]
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noun Mineralogy.


Origin of titanite

From the German word Titanit, dating back to 1790–1800. See titanium, -ite1
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titanite

noun

another name for sphene

Word Origin for titanite

C19: from German Titanit, so named because it contained titanium
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