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variant of ferri- and ferro- before a vowel.


a combining form with the meanings “iron,” “ferric,” used in the formation of compound words:
ferriferous; ferricyanide.
Also, ferro-; especially before a vowel, ferr-.
Origin of ferri-
< Latin, combining form of ferrum iron Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for ferr-


combining form
indicating the presence of iron, esp in the trivalent state: ferricyanide, ferriferous Compare ferro-
Word Origin
from Latin ferrum iron
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ferr- in Medicine

ferri- pref.
Iron, especially ferric ion: ferritin.

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