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platiniridium

[ plat-n-i-rid-ee-uhm, -ahy-rid- ]
/ ˌplæt n ɪˈrɪd i əm, -aɪˈrɪd- /
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noun
a natural alloy composed chiefly of platinum and iridium.
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Origin of platiniridium

First recorded in 1865–70; platin(um) + iridium
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British Dictionary definitions for platiniridium

platiniridium
/ (ˌplætɪnɪˈrɪdɪəm) /

noun
any alloy of platinum and iridium: used in jewellery, electrical contacts, and hypodermic needles
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