Definition of titanite in English:

titanite

Syllabification: ti·tan·ite
Pronunciation: /ˈtītnˌīt
 
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noun

  • another term for sphene.
    More example sentences
    • During obduction, mantle-derived magmas most likely evolved to granitic compositions by assimilation of sediments and by fractional crystallization of amphibole, feldspar, titanite and allanite.
    • Magnetite, apatite, titanite and zircon make up the accessory minerals.
    • Secondary titanite, chlorite, white mica and pyrrhotite are abundant, and some samples contain metamorphic biotite.

Origin

late 18th century: from titanium + -ite1.

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