femic

[fem-ik]

adjective Petrology.

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

Nearby words

  1. femaleness,
  2. feme,
  3. feme covert,
  4. feme sole,
  5. feme-sole trader,
  6. femicide,
  7. feminacy,
  8. femineity,
  9. feminine,
  10. feminine caesura

Compare mafic.

Origin of femic

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

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