- resembling platinum: the platinoid elements.
- 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.
Origin of platinoid
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The platinoid coil was insulated from the water by shellac varnish.
The addition of a trace of tungsten to German silver, as in platinoid, also largely increases the resistance.
- containing or resembling platinuma platinoid metal
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