anatase

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noun an·a·tase \ˈa-nə-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\

Definition of anatase

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

Origin and Etymology of anatase

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


First Known Use: 1802


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