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[stan-ik] /ˈstæn ɪk/
adjective, Chemistry.
of or containing tin, especially in the tetravalent state.
Origin of stannic
First recorded in 1780-90; stann(um) + -ic Unabridged
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of or containing tin, esp in the tetravalent state
Word Origin
C18: from Late Latin stannum tin
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Word Origin and History for stannic

"containing tin," 1790, from Modern Latin stannum, from Late Latin stannum "tin" (earlier "alloy of silver and lead"), a scribal alteration of Latin stagnum, probably from a Celtic source (cf. Irish stan "tin," Cornish and Breton sten, Welsh ystaen). The Latin word is the source of Italian stagno, French étain, Spanish estaño "tin."

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stannic in Medicine

stannic stan·nic (stān'ĭk)
Of, relating to, or containing tin, especially with valence 4.

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stannic in Science
Containing tin, especially tin with a valence of 4. Compare stannous.
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