Entry from British & World English dictionary
Of or containing platinum, especially in its tetravalent state.
- For the crystal tests, platinic chloride was used.
- As platinic metals have a high tendency to form complexes, the complex-forming sorbents are particularly useful.
Mid 19th century: from platinum, on the pattern of words such as ferric.
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