sphene

noun
\ ˈsfēn How to pronounce sphene (audio) \

Definition of sphene

: a mineral that is a silicate of calcium and titanium and often contains other elements

First Known Use of sphene

1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sphene

French sphène, from Greek sphēn wedge

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“Sphene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sphene. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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