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titanium dioxide

Syllabification: ti·ta·ni·um di·ox·ide
(also titanium oxide)

Definition of titanium dioxide in English:

noun

A white unreactive solid that occurs naturally as the mineral rutile and is used extensively as a white pigment.
Example sentences
  • Compounds that protect against sun damage include such things as titanium dioxide, para amino benzoic acid, and benzyl cinnamate.
  • So, photonic crystals are now typically made of insulating or semiconducting materials, such as titanium oxide, silicon dioxide, silicon, or gallium arsenide.
  • Sunblocks containing powdered titanium dioxide or zinc oxide dispersed in a base of petroleum jelly became available over 50 years ago.

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