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iridosmine

[ir-i-doz-min, -dos-, ahy-ri-] /ˌɪr ɪˈdɒz mɪn, -ˈdɒs-, ˌaɪ rɪ-/
noun
1.
a native alloy of iridium and osmium, usually containing some rhodium, ruthenium, platinum, etc., used especially for the points of gold pens.
Also, iridosmium
[ir-i-doz-mee-uh m, -dos-, ahy-ri-] /ˌɪr ɪˈdɒz mi əm, -ˈdɒs-, ˌaɪ rɪ-/ (Show IPA)
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Also called osmiridium.
Origin of iridosmine
1820-1830
1820-30; irid- + osm(ium) + -ine2
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iridosmine

/ˌɪrɪˈdɒsmaɪn; ˌaɪrɪ-/
noun
1.
other names for osmiridium
Word Origin
C19: from irido- + osm(ium) + ine-²
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