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anatase

[an-uh-teys, -teyz] /ˈæn əˌteɪs, -ˌteɪz/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a naturally occurring crystalline form of titanium dioxide, TiO 2 .
Also called octahedrite.
Origin of anatase
1835-1845
1835-45; < French < Greek anátasis, equivalent to ana- ana- + ta- (variant stem of teínein to stretch) + -sis -sis
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anatase

/ˈænəˌteɪz/
noun
1.
a rare blue or black mineral that consists of titanium oxide in tetragonal crystalline form and occurs in veins in igneous rocks. Formula: TiO2 Also called octahedrite
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Greek anatasis an extending (referring to the length of the crystals), from anateinein to stretch out
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