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- n. The oxyanion of ruthenium RuO42-; any salt or mineral containing this anion, formally derived from ruthenic acid
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A salt which corresponds to the hypothetical ruthenic acid, as potassium ruthenate (K2Ru-O4); also formerly used for what is now called a perruthenate, as potassium perruthenate (KRuO4). Sometimes written rutheniate.
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