Origin of ferri-
Words nearby ferri-
WORDS THAT USE FERRI-
What does ferri- mean?
In many terms from chemistry, ferri- is used specifically to mean “ferric,” a technical term meaning “of or containing iron, especially in the trivalent state,” which is when an iron ion contains three valence electrons.
What are variants of ferri-?
The combining form ferro- shares the same Latin root as ferri- but is used in terms from chemistry to mean “ferrous,” which means “of or containing iron, especially in the bivalent state,” which is when an iron ion contains two valence electrons.
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Examples of ferri-
One example of a scientific term that features the form ferri- is ferrimagnetic, a term used to describe a kind of magnetization observed in iron compounds.
The ferri- part of the word means “iron.” Magnetic, from Latin magnēticus, refers to “a body, such as a piece of iron or steel, that possesses the property of attracting certain substances, as iron.” Ferrimagnetic literally means “magnetic iron.”
What are some words that use the combining form ferri-?
What are some other forms that ferri- may be commonly confused with?
Not every word that begins with the exact letters ferri-, such as ferriage, is necessarily using the combining form ferri- to denote “iron.” Learn why ferriage means “a fare charged for ferrying” at our entry for the word.
How to use ferri- in a sentence
Jessica Ferri on discovering their out-of-print road trip—and its refreshingly honest account of their relationship.On the Road, Old Bean: Two Brits Adventures in America|Jessica Ferri|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Ferri Chlo is found with all proteids and nucleins and herein acts as magnetic iron, aiding the play of the electrical travel.
Obtemperantem illum propiusque congredi rubore compulsum, primo ferri ictu medium dissecat.Beowulf|R. W. Chambers
Ferri Muriat., three grs quinia, in a tablespoonful of glycerine and a little whisky.Report on Surgery to the Santa Clara County Medical Society|Joseph Bradford Cox
In operacione cc ferri in boltes pro nova libraria per Johannem Harpham, fabrum, 8s.Old English Libraries|Ernest Savage
The ferri or ferrid cyanide of potassium discovered by Gmelin is often, but improperly, termed red prussiate of potash.