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noun pal·la·di·um \pə-ˈlā-dē-əm\

Definition of PALLADIUM

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capitalized :  a statue of Pallas whose preservation was believed to ensure the safety of Troy
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plural pal·la·dia \-dē-ə\ :  safeguard 2a

Origin of PALLADIUM

Middle English, from Latin, from Greek palladion, from Pallad-, Pallas
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with PALLADIUM

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Definition of PALLADIUM

:  a silver-white ductile malleable metallic element that is used especially in electrical contacts, as a catalyst, and in alloys — see element table
pal·la·dous \pə-ˈlā-dəs\ adjective

Origin of PALLADIUM

New Latin, from Pallad-, Pallas, an asteroid
First Known Use: 1803

palladium

noun pal·la·di·um \pə-ˈlād-ē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PALLADIUM

:  a silver-white ductile malleable metallic element of the platinum group that is used especially in electrical contacts, as a catalyst, and in alloys—symbol Pd; see element table

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