Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A rare sulphide of osmium and ruthenium found with platinum in Borneo and Oregon, with the chemical formula RuS2.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A rare sulphide of osmium and ruthenium found with platinum in Borneo and Oregon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sulphid of osmium and ruthenium, a rare mineral, occurring in regular octahedrons, of an iron-black color and bright metallic luster, found in the platinum-washings of Borneo. It occurs also in Oregon.

Etymologies

After Laura R. Joy who was a wife of American chemist C. A. Joy. Named in 1866. (Wiktionary)

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