iridosmine
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

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  • iridosmine — ● iridosmine nom féminin Alliage naturel d iridium et d osmium, du système hexagonal, se trouvant dans les gisements de platine. ● iridosmine (synonymes) nom féminin Alliage naturel d iridium et d osmium, du système hexagonal, se trouvant...… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • iridosmine — [ir΄i däz′mē əm, ī΄ri däz′mē əm, ir΄i däs′mē əm, ī΄ri däs′mē əmir΄i däz′min, ī΄ridäz′min; ir΄i däs′min, ī′′ridäs′min; ir΄i däz′mēn, ī΄rə däz′mēn, ir΄i däs′mēn, ī΄rə däsmēn] n. [< IRIDIUM + OSMIUM] a native alloy of iridium and osmium… …   English World dictionary

  • iridosmine — /ir i doz min, dos , uy ri /, n. a native alloy of iridium and osmium, usually containing some rhodium, ruthenium, platinum, etc., used esp. for the points of gold pens. Also, iridosmium /ir i doz mee euhm, dos , uy ri /. Also called osmiridium.… …   Universalium

  • iridosmine — sisertskitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė (Os,Ir) atitikmenys: angl. iridosmine; syssertskit rus. иридосмин; сысертскит ryšiai: sinonimas – iridosminas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • iridosmine — (i ri do smi n ) s. f. Terme de minéralogie. Alliage naturel d iridium et d osmium …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • iridosmine — iri·dos·mine …   English syllables

  • iridosmine — ir•i•dos•mine [[t]ˌɪr ɪˈdɒz mɪn, ˈdɒs [/t]] n. mel a native alloy of iridium and osmium, usu. containing some rhodium, ruthenium, platinum, etc., used esp. for the points of gold pens • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • iridosmine — /ɪrəˈdɒzmən/ (say iruh dozmuhn), /aɪrə / (say uyruh ) noun a native alloy of iridium and osmium, usually containing some rhodium, ruthenium, platinum, etc., used especially for the points of gold pens; osmiridium. Also, iridosmium. {irid(ium) +… …   Australian English dictionary

  • iridosmine — noun 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 • Hypernyms: ↑mineral …   Useful english dictionary

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