1827, in the meaning defined above
borrowed from German Iridosmin, from Iridium iridium + Osmium osmium + -in -ine entry 2
Named by the German mineralogist August Breithaupt (1791-1873) in "Mineralogische Untersuchung des russischen Platinsandes," Annalen der Physik, Band 84 (1826), pp. 500-05.
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“Iridosmine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iridosmine. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.
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