Origin of rhodiumModL: so named (1804) by its discoverer, W. H. Wollaston (see wollastonite) from Classical Greek rhodon, rose (see Rhoda), after the color of a dilute solution of its salts + -ium
Origin of rhodiumGreek rhodo- rhodo- -ium
See Periodic Table
- A metallic chemical element (symbol Rh) with an atomic number of 45.
From Ancient Greek á¿¥ÏŒÎ´Î¿Î½ (rhodon, “rose"), because of the colour of its salts' solutions.