Definition of titanite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtītnˌīt/


Another term for sphene.
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.


Late 18th century: from titanium + -ite1.

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Syllabification: ti·tan·ite

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