nitinol

noun
ni·ti·nol | \ˈnī-tə-ˌnȯl, -ˌnōl\

Definition of nitinol 

: a nonmagnetic alloy of titanium and nickel that after being deformed returns to its original shape upon being reheated

First Known Use of nitinol

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nitinol

nickel + titanium + -nol (from Naval Ordnance Laboratory, where it was created)

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