Origin of rutheniumModL: so named (1828) by G. W. Osann, Estonian-Russian chemist who produced it in impure form from Medieval Latin Ruthenia, Russia (source of the ore) + -ium
Origin of rutheniumFrom Medieval Latin Ruthenia Russia from Ruthenī Russians from Russian Rusin from Old Russian Rusĭ Russian ; see Russian .
See Periodic Table
- A metallic chemical element (symbol Ru) with an atomic number of 44.
Ruthenia + -ium