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femic

[ fem-ik ]
/ ˈfɛm ɪk /
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adjective Petrology.
of or relating to a group of rock-forming minerals in which iron and magnesium are essential components.
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Origin of femic

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