[plat-n-oid] /ˈplæt nˌɔɪd/

resembling :
the platinoid elements.
any of the metals, as palladium or iridium, with which is commonly associated.
an alloy of copper, zinc, and nickel, to which small quantities of such elements as tungsten or aluminum have been added.
containing or resembling platinum: a platinoid metal


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