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plat·i·num

n :  a heavy precious grayish white noncorroding ductile malleable metallic element that fuses with difficulty and is used esp. in chemical ware and apparatus, as a catalyst, and in dental and jewelry alloys - symbol Pt - see ELEMENTtable   .
 
   
 
Similar sounding terms:  plu·to·ni·um 

 
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