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titanium

[tahy-tey-nee-uh m]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a dark-gray or silvery, lustrous, very hard, light, corrosion-resistant, metallic element, occurring combined in various minerals: used in metallurgy to remove oxygen and nitrogen from steel and to toughen it. Symbol: Ti; atomic weight: 47.90; atomic number: 22; specific gravity: 4.5 at 20°C.
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Origin of titanium

< New Latin (1795); see Titan, -ium
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titanium

noun
  1. a strong malleable white metallic element, which is very corrosion-resistant and occurs in rutile and ilmenite. It is used in the manufacture of strong lightweight alloys, esp aircraft parts. Symbol: Ti; atomic no: 22; atomic wt: 47.88; valency: 2, 3, or 4; relative density: 4.54; melting pt: 1670±10°C; boiling pt: 3289°C
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Word Origin for titanium

C18: New Latin; see Titan, -ium
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Word Origin and History for titanium

n.

metallic element, 1796, Modern Latin, named in 1795 by German chemist and mineralogist Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743-1817) from Latin Titan (see titan) as "sons of the earth." He had previously named uranium.

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titanium in Medicine

titanium

(tī-tānē-əm, tĭ-)
n. Symbol Ti
  1. A strong, low-density, highly corrosion-resistant metallic element, used in ultraviolet sunscreens and as a surgical aid to repair fractures. Atomic number 22.
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titanium in Science

titanium

[tī-tānē-əm]
Ti
  1. A shiny, white metallic element that occurs in all kinds of rocks and soils. It is lightweight, strong, and highly resistant to corrosion. Titanium alloys are used especially to make parts for aircraft and ships. Atomic number 22; atomic weight 47.87; melting point 1,660°C; boiling point 3,287°C; specific gravity 4.54; valence 2, 3, 4. See Periodic Table.
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