Definition for AN'A-TASE

AN'A-TASE, n. [Gr. ανατασις, extension, so named from the length of its crystals.]

Octahedrite; octahedral oxyd of titanium; a mineral that shows a variety of colors by reflected light, from indigo blue to reddish brown. It is usually crystalized in acute, elongated, pyramidical octahedrons. – Ure. Cleaveland.

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