Definitions for palladic-ˈlæd ɪk; pəˈleɪ dəs, ˈpæl ə dəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pal•la•di•umpəˈleɪ di əm(n.)

  1. a rare silver-white ductile metallic element of the platinum group, used chiefly as a catalyst and in dental and other alloys.

    Category: Chemistry

    Ref: Symbol: Pd; 1

Origin of palladium:

1803; after the asteroid Pallas, then newly discovered; see Palladium , -ium2

pal•lad′ic-ˈlæd ɪk; pəˈleɪ dəs, ˈpæl ə dəs(adj.)

Pal•la•di•umpəˈleɪ di əm; -di ə(n.)(pl.)-di•a

  1. a statue of Athena, esp. one on the citadel of Troy on which the safety of the city was supposed to depend.

    Category: Antiquities

  2. (usu. l.c.) anything believed to provide protection or safety; safeguard.

Origin of Palladium:

< L Palladium < Gk Palládion, n. use of neut. of Palládios of Pallas, der. of Pallás, s. Pallad-Pallas


  1. palladic(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to palladium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palladic(adj)

    of, pertaining to, or derived from, palladium; -- used specifically to designate those compounds in which the element has a higher valence as contrasted with palladious compounds


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