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