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adjective Chemistry.
  1. of or containing gold in the trivalent state.
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Origin of auric

1830–40; < Latin aur(um) gold + -ic
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Related Words for auric

gilt, halcyon, aureate, gilded, aurelian, auric, auriferous, aurous, blond, blonde, dusty, honeyed, straw, tan, tawny, wheat, caramel, flaxen, ochroid

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British Dictionary definitions for auric


  1. of or containing gold in the trivalent state
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Word Origin for auric

C19: from Latin aurum gold


  1. Georges (ʒɔrʒ). 1899–1983, French composer; one of les Six. His works include ballet and film music
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auric in Medicine


  1. Of, relating to, derived from, or containing gold, especially with valence 3.
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