• A safeguard.
  • A chemical element (symbol Pd) with an atomic number of 46: a rare, lustrous silvery-white metal.
  • A single atom of this element.


  • The sense of "safeguard" comes from Latin Palladium (the image of Pallas that protected Troy), from Ancient Greek Παλλάδιον, from Παλλάς, an alternative name for Athena.
  • The element was named after w:Pallas, an asteroid that had been discovered two years before the element.

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