iridosmine

noun
ir·​id·​os·​mine | \ ˌir-ə-ˈdäz-ˌmēn How to pronounce iridosmine (audio) \

Definition of iridosmine

: a mineral that is a native iridium osmium alloy usually containing some rhodium and platinum

First Known Use of iridosmine

1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for iridosmine

borrowed from German Iridosmin, from Iridium iridium + Osmium osmium + -in -ine entry 2

Note: 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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