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  • Metallic element
    • Rare ore found in planetary bodies (TOS: "Obsession"; TNG Novel: The Buried Age)
    • Known in Sol-local space as early as 22nd century (ENT: "Fight or Flight")
  • Extremely dense element, 21.4 times harder than diamond (TOS: "Obsession")
    • Often used in starship hulls (ENT: "Fight or Flight", "Dead Stop"; TNG: "Where Silence Has Lease", "Rascals"; VOY: "Threshold", "Year of Hell, Part I")
      • Crystal-tritanium structure used by 2270s for greater strength (TOS Novel: Ex Machina)
    • Strikes careful balance between durability and weight; hardest element commonly used on a wide scale in starship construction as a result
    • Commonly used for antimatter pod construction due to durability (TNG Novel: A Time to Be Born)
  • Starfleet weapons insufficient to melt tritanium by 24th century, specialized equipment required to work the metal (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours; TNG: "The Arsenal of Freedom")
  • Presumably related to monotanium and/or titanium