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osmiridium

[oz-muh-rid-ee-uh m] /ˌɒz məˈrɪd i əm/
noun, Chemistry
Origin of osmiridium
1875-1880
1875-80; < German; see osmium, iridium
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osmiridium

/ˌɒzmɪˈrɪdɪəm/
noun
1.
a very hard corrosion-resistant white or grey natural alloy of osmium and iridium in variable proportions, often containing smaller amounts of platinum, ruthenium, and rhodium: used esp in pen nibs Also iridosmine
Word Origin
C19: from osm(ium) + iridium
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