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trimetallic

[trahy-muh-tal-ik] /ˌtraɪ məˈtæl ɪk/
adjective
1.
of three metals.
2.
Engraving. (of an offset plate) consisting of a face layer of chromium, stainless steel, or chemically prepared aluminum over a layer of copper with a strengthening backup layer of steel or other metal.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; tri- + metallic
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  • We synthesized magnetic spinel ferrites from trimetallic single-source precursors.
  • Some metal salts are generated in the etching of bimetallic and trimetallic offset printing plates.

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