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[roo-then-ik, -thee-nik]
adjective Chemistry.
  1. containing ruthenium in a higher valence state than the corresponding ruthenious compound.
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Origin of ruthenic

First recorded in 1840–50; ruthen(ium) + -ic
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Historical Examples of ruthenic

  • Ruthenic Sesquioxide (Ru2O3); occurs in the anhydrous form when the metal is ignited in a current of air.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

British Dictionary definitions for ruthenic


  1. of or containing ruthenium, esp in a high valency state
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