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(Science: chemistry) A rare element of the light platinum group. It is found in platinum ores, and obtained free as a white inert metal which it is very difficult to fuse. Symbol rh. Atomic weight 104.1. Specific gravity 12.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. rodon the rose. So called from the rose-red colour of certain of its solutions. See Rhododendron.