Nitinol

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of the chemical symbols Ni (nickel) and Ti (titanium) + NOL (Naval Ordinance Laboratory). [1]

Noun[edit]

Nitinol (countable and uncountable, plural Nitinols)

  1. An alloy of nickel and titanium that has the ability to return to a predetermined shape when heated.

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