rhodium

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noun rho·di·um \ˈrō-dē-əm\

Definition of rhodium

  1. :  a rare silvery-white hard ductile metallic element that is resistant to acids, occurs native but is usually obtained from nickel ores, and is used especially as a catalyst and in platinum alloys — see element table

Origin and Etymology of rhodium

New Latin, from Greek rhodon rose


First Known Use: 1804


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rhodium

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noun rho·di·um \ˈrōd-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of rhodium

  1. :  a white hard ductile metallic element that is resistant to attack by acids, occurs in platinum ores, and is used in alloys with platinum—symbol Rh; see element table


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