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platina

[plat-n-uh, pluh-tee-nuh] /ˈplæt n ə, pləˈti nə/
noun
1.
a native alloy of platinum with palladium, iridium, osmium, etc.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; < Spanish: literally, silverlike element, equivalent to plat(a) silver (< Provençal: literally, silver plate; see plate1) + -ina -ine1. See platinum
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platina

/ˈplætɪnə; pləˈtiːnə/
noun
1.
an alloy of platinum and several other metals, including palladium, osmium, and iridium
Word Origin
C18: from Spanish: silvery element, from plata silver, from Provençal: silver plate
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