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nitinol

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noun ni·ti·nol \ˈnī-tə-ˌnȯl, -ˌnōl\

Definition of nitinol

  1. :  a nonmagnetic alloy of titanium and nickel that after being deformed returns to its original shape upon being reheated



Origin of nitinol

nickel + titanium + -nol (from Naval Ordnance Laboratory, where it was created)


First Known Use: 1968


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