|—n , pl tis|
|1.||a woody palmlike agave plant, Cordyline terminalis, of the East Indies, having white, mauve, or reddish flowers. The sword-shaped leaves are used for garments, fodder, thatch, etc, and the root for food and liquor|
|2.||a similar and related plant, Cordyline australis, of New Zealand|
|[of Polynesian origin]|
|—the chemical symbol for|
The symbol for the element titanium.
The symbol for titanium.
|titanium (tī-tā'nē-əm) Pronunciation Key
A shiny, white metallic element that occurs in all kinds of rocks and soils. It is lightweight, strong, and highly resistant to corrosion. Titanium alloys are used especially to make parts for aircraft and ships. Atomic number 22; atomic weight 47.87; melting point 1,660°C; boiling point 3,287°C; specific gravity 4.54; valence 2, 3, 4. See Periodic Table.
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