Osmiridium meaning

ŏzmə-rĭdē-əm
A mineral that is a natural alloy of osmium and iridium with small inclusions of platinum, rhodium, and other metals, used in needles and wearing points.
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(mineralogy) A hard, corrosion-resistant alloy or osmium and iridium used in pen nibs.
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Origin of osmiridium

  • osm(ium) iridium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition