iridosmine

noun ir·id·os·mine \ ˌir-ə-ˈdäz-ˌmēn \

Definition of iridosmine

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

Origin and Etymology of iridosmine

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