platinoid

[ plat-n-oid ]
/ ˈplæt nˌɔɪd /

adjective

resembling platinum: the platinoid elements.

noun

any of the metals, as palladium or iridium, with which platinum is commonly associated.
an alloy of copper, zinc, and nickel, to which small quantities of such elements as tungsten or aluminum have been added.

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Origin of platinoid

First recorded in 1860–65; platin(um) + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for platinoid

platinoid
/ (ˈplætɪˌnɔɪd) /

adjective

containing or resembling platinuma platinoid metal
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