platiniridium

platiniridium

[plat-n-i-rid-ee-uhm, -ahy-rid-]
noun
a natural alloy composed chiefly of platinum and iridium.

Origin:
1865–70; platin(um) + iridium

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platiniridium (ˌplætɪnɪˈrɪdɪəm)
 
n
any alloy of platinum and iridium: used in jewellery, electrical contacts, and hypodermic needles

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