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chromic

[kroh-mik]
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adjective
  1. of or containing chromium in the trivalent state, as chromic hydroxide, Cr(OH)3.
  2. of or derived from chromic acid.
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Origin of chromic

First recorded in 1790–1800; chrom(ium) + -ic
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Examples from the Web for chromic

Historical Examples

  • Only the manganous and the chromic salts, however, are of importance.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

    William McPherson

  • A saturated solution of chromic acid is also used for the same purposes.

    Practical Taxidermy

    Montagu Browne

  • Its depth has been increased by the action of the chromic acid.

  • Analysis of samples showed an average of 34% of chromic oxide.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 5

    Willis Fletcher Johnson

  • Like all electrolytes its presence decreases the adsorption of chromic acid.

    Animal Proteins

    Hugh Garner Bennett


British Dictionary definitions for chromic

chromic

adjective
  1. of or containing chromium in the trivalent state
  2. of or derived from chromic acid
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