titanium

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(tī-tān′ē-ŭm )

[Titan, a character in classical myth + -ium (1)]
SYMB: Ti. A transition metal found in combination with minerals, atomic weight (mass) 47.87, atomic number 22, specific gravity, 4.54. In dentistry, it is used as an alloy chiefly for appliances and implants because of its biological acceptance and resistance to corrosion. It is also widely used in many commercial applications because it is light, strong, and resistant to corrosion.
CAS # 7440-32-6

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