brookite

noun

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

Example Sentences

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

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brookite. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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