titanium dioxide

noun

Definition of titanium dioxide

: an oxide TiO2 of titanium that occurs in rutile, anatase, and ilmenite and is used especially as a pigment

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Recent Examples on the Web Twin Pines' proposal to mine for titanium dioxide outside the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge caused an immediate outcry. orlandosentinel.com, "Trump environmental rollback spurs mining near Okefenokee Swamp close to Florida-Georgia line," 21 Oct. 2020 That demand is being addressed by careful engineering of the composition, structure and morphology of existing catalysts, such as titanium dioxide. Javier Garcia Martinez, Scientific American, "Sun-Powered Chemistry Can Turn Carbon Dioxide into Common Materials," 10 Nov. 2020 The maker of titanium dioxide pigment posted revenue of $458.6 million in the period. Dallas News, "Earnings tracker: Cinemark, Core-Mark, HollyFrontier, RealPage, AMN Healthcare among companies reporting," 6 Nov. 2020 Twin Pines' proposal to mine for titanium dioxide outside the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge caused an immediate outcry. orlandosentinel.com, "Trump environmental rollback spurs mining near Okefenokee Swamp close to Florida-Georgia line," 21 Oct. 2020 The last sunscreen format, powder, contains the same active ingredients as lotions or sprays (titanium dioxide and zinc oxide), just in powder form. Julie Ricevuto, Allure, "The Science of Beauty: The Complete Guide to Sunscreen," 15 Oct. 2020 Twin Pines' proposal to mine for titanium dioxide outside the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge caused an immediate outcry. orlandosentinel.com, "Trump environmental rollback spurs mining near Okefenokee Swamp close to Florida-Georgia line," 21 Oct. 2020 Twin Pines' proposal to mine for titanium dioxide outside the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge caused an immediate outcry. Russ Bynum, Star Tribune, "Trump environmental rollback spurs mining near Okefenokee," 20 Oct. 2020 Paired with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, this mineral SPF protects and replenishes skin. Lisa Desantis, Health.com, "What Are Ceramides, and How Do They Work?," 12 Oct. 2020

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Titanium dioxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/titanium%20dioxide. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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titanium dioxide

noun

Medical Definition of titanium dioxide

: an oxide TiO2 of titanium that is used especially as a pigment and in sunblocks

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