- noun a shiny metallic element that resembles platinum used as a catalyst and in electrical contacts, jewellery, dental fillings and medical instruments
- A silver-white chemical element whose atomic number is 46. It does not tarnish in air, and when finely divided can absorb about 900 times its own volume of hydrogen. It has about 30 known isotopes, of which 6 are stable. Its applications in electronics include its use in electric contacts, relays, switches, lasers, and superconductors. Its chemical symbol is Pd.
- chemical symbol Pd
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