brook·​ite ˈbru̇-ˌkīt How to pronounce brookite (audio)
: titanium dioxide TiO2 occurring as a mineral in orthorhombic crystals commonly translucent brown or opaque brown to black

Examples of brookite in a Sentence

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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Word History


Henry J. Brooke †1857 English mineralogist

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brookite was in 1825

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“Brookite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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