Definition of Rutile

1. Noun. A mineral consisting of titanium dioxide in crystalline form; occurs in metamorphic and plutonic rocks and is a major source of titanium.

Terms within: Atomic Number 22, Ti, Titanium
Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Rutile

1. n. A mineral usually of a reddish brown color, and brilliant metallic adamantine luster, occurring in tetragonal crystals. In composition it is titanium dioxide, like octahedrite and brookite.

Definition of Rutile

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rutile

1. a mineral [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rutile

1. A mineral usually of a reddish brown colour, and brilliant metallic adamantine luster, occurring in tetragonal crystals. In composition it is titanium dioxide, like octahedrite and brooklite. Origin: L. Rutilus red, inclining to golden yellow. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rutile

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rutic acid
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rutile (current term)
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rutin
rutinic acid
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Literary usage of Rutile

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1. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial ScienceChemistry (1897)
"From what has been given above, I believe that it may be regarded as proved that both kinds of rutile contain vanadium, the Norwegian as well as the Swedish ..."

2. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"At Graves Mountain, Georgia, elegant rutile occurs with lazulite usually imbedded in a ... The rutile from this locality has realized at least $20000 for ..."

3. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1904)
"The ore is mined from open cuts, stamped and concentrated on the premises, the yield varying from 5 to 25 per cent'of rutile concentrates in the form of a ..."

4. Petrographic Methods: The Authorized English Translation of Part I by Ernst Weinschenk, Robert Watson Clark (1912)
"rutile (4) rutile is very widespread, but is only present in subordinate quantities. ... 239. rutile Twins. Parallel (101) P » . Parallel^SOl) 3 P>i. ..."

5. Lectures on Mineralogy by Thomas Egleston (1872)
"rutile is isomorphous with Cassiterite; it is crystallized in the same system and has the same relation to its modifications, ..."

6. Lectures on Mineralogy: Delivered at the School of Mines, Columbia College by Thomas Egleston (1886)
"rutile is isomorphous with Cassiterite ; it is crystallized in the same system and has the same relation to its modifications, and the same cleavages. ..."

7. A Text-book of Mineralogy: With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and by Edward Salisbury Dana (1898)
"Chrysoberyl. 360. Spiuel. lings, occur in the octahedrons of gold and 358. 359. rutile. Phillipsite. spinel (Fig. 360), since 5 X 70° 32' = 360° (approx.). ..."

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