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palladium

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noun pal·la·di·um \pə-ˈlā-dē-əm\

Definition of palladium

  1. 1 capitalized :  a statue of Pallas whose preservation was believed to ensure the safety of Troy

  2. 2 plural pal·la·dia play \-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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palladium

noun pal·la·di·um

Definition of palladium

  1. :  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 play \pə-ˈlā-dəs\ adjective


Origin of palladium

New Latin, from Pallad-, Pallas, an asteroid


First Known Use: 1803


Medical Dictionary

palladium

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noun pal·la·di·um \pə-ˈlād-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of palladium

  1. :  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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