platina


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pla·ti·na

 (plə-tē′nə)
n.
Platinum, especially as found naturally in impure form.

[Spanish, diminutive of plata, silver, plate, from Vulgar Latin *plattus; see plate.]

platina

(ˈplætɪnə; pləˈtiːnə)
n
(Metallurgy) an alloy of platinum and several other metals, including palladium, osmium, and iridium
[C18: from Spanish: silvery element, from plata silver, from Provençal: silver plate]

plat•i•na

(ˈplæt n ə, pləˈti nə)

n.
a native alloy of platinum with palladium, iridium, or osmium.
[1740–50; < Sp: literally, silverlike element]
References in classic literature ?
The streams under the furnaces gave out to the sponges of platina a heat which was regularly kept up and distributed.
The hardest rock is worn into impalpable mud, the ordinary metals oxidate, and both are removed; but gold, platina, and a few others are nearly indestructible, and from their weight, sinking to the bottom, are left behind.