Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An alloy of nickel and titanium that has the ability to return to a predetermined shape when heated.

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  • n. Alternative form of Nitinol.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After the Ni(ckel) Ti(tanium) N(aval) O(rdnance) L(aboratory), where its shape-memory properties were discovered.

Examples

  • It's an interesting metal called nitinol, which has a temperature memory characteristic.

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  • Now the material called nitinol (night-ih-nawl) is helping cancer patients fight their own battles.

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  • With the application of a small amount of heat, a nitinol-based long-sleeve shirt can become short sleeved in seconds, while still being able to revert back to its original shape.

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  • Amanda Parkes, an MIT student, has been studying how nitinol--an acronym for the Nickel Titanium Naval Ordnance Laboratory, a material that contains a nearly equal mixture of nickel and titanium--changes shape during fluctuations in temperature.

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  • KIPS's eSVS MESH is a mesh sleeve made of nitinol, an alloy of nickel and titanium, that, when placed over a saphenous vein graft during CABG surgery, is designed to improve the structural characteristics and long-term performance of the vein graft.

  • Our eSVS MESH is a nitinol mesh sleeve that, when placed over a saphenous vein graft during CABG surgery, is designed to improve the structural characteristics and long-term performance of the saphenous vein graft.

  • Its innovative nitinol element provides unique anti-slipping properties while circumferentially dilating plaque, providing a precise and predictable dilatation across a wide range of lesion types.

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  • Patents in the Jervis patent family, the last of which is scheduled to expire in 2018, cover the use of stress to restrain certain self-expanding medical devices made of nitinol.

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  • This settlement covers all existing products, as well as any new products developed and commercialized by AGA Medical, using nitinol for the entire term of the Jervis patents.

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  • The stent is a semi-rigid, flexible and expandable tubular device made of nitinol (nickel titanium alloy) wire.

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