Definition of rufigallic in English:

rufigallic

adjective

  • "rufigallic acid"noun a weakly acidic red crystalline substance obtained by heating gallic acid with acids.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Gregory (1803–1858), chemist and psychic investigator. Apparently from rufi- + gallic, after French acide rufigallique or German Rufigallussäure.