variant of ferri- and ferro- before a vowel.

Definition for ferr- (2 of 2)


a combining form with the meanings “iron,” “ferric,” used in the formation of compound words: ferriferous; ferricyanide.
Also ferro-; especially before a vowel, ferr-.

Origin of ferri-

< Latin, combining form of ferrum iron
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British Dictionary definitions for ferr-


combining form

indicating the presence of iron, esp in the trivalent stateferricyanide; ferriferous Compare ferro-

Word Origin for ferri-

from Latin ferrum iron
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Medical definitions for ferr-



Iron, especially ferric ion:ferritin.
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