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platinoid

adjective plat·i·noid \ˈplatənˌȯid\

Definition of platinoid

  1. :  resembling platinum

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Origin and Etymology of platinoid

platin- + -oid


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platinoid

noun plat·i·noid

Definition of platinoid

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  an alloy chiefly of copper, nickel, and zinc used for forming electrical resistance coils and standards

  2. 2 :  a metal related to platinum

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Origin and Etymology of platinoid

International Scientific Vocabulary platin- + -oid


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