brookite

noun
brook·​ite | \ ˈbru̇-ˌkīt How to pronounce brookite (audio) \

Definition of brookite

: titanium dioxide TiO2 occurring as a mineral in orthorhombic crystals commonly translucent brown or opaque brown to black

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Recent Examples on the Web Titanium oxide is rare on Earth, found in minerals such as rutile, anatase, and brookite. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, 13 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of brookite

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brookite

Henry J. Brooke †1857 English mineralogist

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“Brookite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brookite. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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