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ferric chloride

noun, Chemistry.
1.
a compound that in its anhydrous form, FeCl 3 , occurs as a black-brown, water-soluble solid; in its hydrated form, FeCl 3 ⋅xH 2 O, it occurs in orange-yellow, deliquescent crystals: used chiefly in engraving, for deodorizing sewage, as a mordant, and in medicine as an astringent and styptic.
Also called iron trichloride, iron perchloride.
Origin of ferric chloride
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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