Meaning of titanite in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtʌɪtənʌɪt/


another term for sphene
‘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.’
  • ‘Some calcareous veins contain epidote, titanite and apatite.’
  • ‘Finer-grained titanite is also a common matrix mineral.’


Late 18th century from titanium+ -ite.