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a combining form with the meanings “iron,” “ferric,” used in the formation of compound words: ferriferous; ferricyanide.

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Also ferro-; especially before a vowel, ferr-.

Origin of ferri-

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

ferri-

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 ferri-

ferri-

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Iron, especially ferric ion:ferritin.
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