rutile

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From Latin rutilus (red) because of its common color, named in 1803.[1]

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rutile (countable and uncountable, plural rutiles)

  1. (mineralogy) The most frequent of the three polymorphs of titanium dioxide, crystalizing in the tetragonal system, TiO2.

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  1. ^ Richard V. Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, and Abraham Rosenzweig: Dana's new mineralogy, John Wiley & Sons, 1997

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rutile

  1. vocative masculine singular of rutilus