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osmiridium

[ oz-muh-rid-ee-uhm ]

noun

, Chemistry.


osmiridium

/ ˌɒzmɪˈrɪdɪəm /

noun

  1. a very hard corrosion-resistant white or grey natural alloy of osmium and iridium in variable proportions, often containing smaller amounts of platinum, ruthenium, and rhodium: used esp in pen nibs Alsoiridosmine


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Word History and Origins

Origin of osmiridium1

From German, dating back to 1875–80; osmium, iridium
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Word History and Origins

Origin of osmiridium1

C19: from osm ( ium ) + iridium
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Example Sentences

The osmiridium will remain as an insoluble residue, which can be separated and weighed.

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