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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A metal of the platinum group, whose discovery was announced in 1877 by Kern of St. Petersburg.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A rare metallic element found in platinum ore. It is a white malleable substance. Symbol Da. Atomic weight 154.

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  • noun A supposed chemical element discovered in 1877, later found to be a mixture of iridium and rhodium.

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