titanium oxide

titanium dioxide

noun Chemistry.
a white, water-insoluble powder, TiO 2 , used chiefly in white pigments, plastics, ceramics, and for delustering synthetic fibers.
Also called titanium oxide, titanic oxide [tahy-tan-ik, ti-] .


Origin:
1920–25

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titanium dioxide
 
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titanium oxide, titanic oxide, Also called: titania a white insoluble powder occurring naturally as rutile and used chiefly as a pigment of high covering power and durability. Formula: TiO2

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titanium dioxide  
A white powder used as an opaque white pigment. It occurs naturally as the mineral rutile. Chemical formula: TiO2.
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