titanium metallic element, 1796, Modern Latin, named in 1795 by German chemist and mineralogist Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743-1817) from L. Titan (see TITAN (Cf. titan)) as "sons of the earth." He had previously named URANIUM (Cf. uranium).

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