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rhodium (n.)

hard white metallic element, 1804, Modern Latin, coined by its discoverer, English physician William H. Wollaston (1766-1828), and named for the color of solutions containing it, from Greek rhodios "made of roses, rose-like," from rhodon "rose" (see rose (n.1)) + metallic element ending -ium.

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Definitions of rhodium from WordNet

rhodium (n.)
a white hard metallic element that is one of the platinum group and is found in platinum ores; used in alloys with platinum;
Synonyms: Rh / atomic number "
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