il·​men·​ite ˈil-mə-ˌnīt How to pronounce ilmenite (audio)
: a usually massive iron-black mineral that consists of an oxide of iron and titanium and that is a major titanium ore

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Recent Examples on the Web Vestiges of a lunar ilmenite layer following mantle overturn revealed by gravity data. Paul Smaglik, Discover Magazine, 10 Apr. 2024

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Word History


German Ilmenit, from Ilmen range, Ural Mountains, Russia

First Known Use

circa 1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ilmenite was circa 1827

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“Ilmenite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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