Definition of rhodium in English:

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rhodium

Pronunciation: /ˈrōdēəm/

noun

The chemical element of atomic number 45, a hard silvery-white metal of the transition series, typically occurring in association with platinum. (Symbol: Rh)
Example sentences
  • In this case the relevant market was that for platinum and rhodium, world-wide, and there were only three significant competitors, all based in South Africa.
  • This is achieved through a catalyst, usually rhodium or platinum that lines the inside of the converter.
  • Recently, the Grenoble group discovered that uranium rhodium germanium is a ferromagnetic superconductor at ambient pressure.

Origin

Early 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek rhodon 'rose' (from the color of the solution of its salts).

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Syllabification: rho·di·um

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