rutile

noun ru·tile \ ˈrü-ˌtēl \

Definition of rutile

: a reddish-brown to black mineral that consists of titanium dioxide usually with a little iron and has a brilliant metallic or adamantine luster

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Origin and Etymology of rutile

German Rutil, from Latin rutilus


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