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

Word History


French sphène, from Greek sphēn wedge

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sphene was in 1815

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“Sphene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sphene. Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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