platinoid

adjective
plat·​i·​noid | \ ˈplatᵊnˌȯid \

Definition of platinoid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: resembling platinum

platinoid

noun
plural -s

Definition of platinoid (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an alloy chiefly of copper, nickel, and zinc used for forming electrical resistance coils and standards
2 : a metal related to platinum

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History and Etymology for platinoid

Adjective

platin- + -oid

Noun

International Scientific Vocabulary platin- + -oid

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“Platinoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/platinoid. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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