femic

[ fem-ik ]
/ ˈfɛm ɪk /

adjective Petrology.

of or relating to a group of rock-forming minerals in which iron and magnesium are essential components.
Compare mafic.

Origin of femic

1900–05; < Latin fe(rrum) iron + m(agnesium) + -ic
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