Definition of rhodium
: 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
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Griffith is still bullish on long-term prospects for platinum and its sister metals palladium and rhodium.
Rhodium, iridium and ruthenium count among the precious metals that are more rare than gold, according to the U.K.’s Royal Mint.
And Alexander Wang has his own irreverent charms: a three-piece capsule featuring rose gold padlock, lighter and pill-case pendants on his signature rhodium chain ($150 each).
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Origin and Etymology of rhodium
New Latin, from Greek rhodon rose
First Known Use: 1804See Words from the same year
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