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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a hard and corrosion resistant mineral that is a natural alloy of osmium and iridium (usually containing small amounts of rhodium and platinum); used in needles and pen nibs etc. [syn: osmiridium, iridosmine]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: German, from New Latin iridium + osmium Date: 1827 a mineral that is a native iridium osmium alloy usually containing some rhodium and platinum

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Iridosmine Ir`i*dos"mine, Iridosmium Ir`i*dos"mi*um, n. [Iridium + osmium.] (Min.) The native compound of iridium and osmium. It is found in flattened metallic grains of extreme hardness, and is often used for pointing gold pens.



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