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

Origin of iridosmine

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