iridosmine

[ ir-i-doz-min, -dos-, ahy-ri- ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈdɒz mɪn, -ˈdɒs-, ˌaɪ rɪ- /
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noun

a native alloy of iridium and osmium, usually containing some rhodium, ruthenium, platinum, etc., used especially for the points of gold pens.

Nearby words

  1. iridoptosis,
  2. iridopupillary,
  3. iridorrhexis,
  4. iridoschisis,
  5. iridosclerotomy,
  6. iridosteresis,
  7. iridotasis,
  8. iridotomy,
  9. iridous,
  10. iridum

Also ir·i·dos·mi·um [ir-i-doz-mee-uh m, -dos-, ahy-ri-] /ˌɪr ɪˈdɒz mi əm, -ˈdɒs-, ˌaɪ rɪ-/.

Origin of iridosmine

First recorded in 1820–30; irid- + osm(ium) + -ine2

Also called osmiridium.

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British Dictionary definitions for iridosmine

iridosmine

iridosmium

/ (ˌɪrɪˈdɒsmaɪn, ˌaɪrɪ-) /

noun

other names for osmiridium

Word Origin for iridosmine

C19: from irido- + osm (ium) + ine- ²

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