an·a·tase | \ˈa-nə-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\

Definition of anatase 

: a tetragonal mineral consisting of titanium dioxide and used especially as a white pigment

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Titanium oxide is rare on Earth, found in minerals such as rutile, anatase, and brookite. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Scorching Hot Planet Has a Titanium Atmosphere," 13 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of anatase

1802, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anatase

French, from Greek anatasis extension, from anateinein to extend, from ana- + teinein to stretch — more at thin

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