noun ni·ti·nol \ˈnī-tə-ˌnl, -ˌnōl\

Definition of NITINOL

:  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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