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titanite Line breaks: titan|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈtʌɪtənʌɪt/

Definition of titanite in English:


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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