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ferric

[ fer-ik ]
/ ˈfɛr ɪk /
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adjective Chemistry.

of or containing iron, especially in the trivalent state.

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Origin of ferric

1790–1800; <Latin ferr(um) iron + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for ferric

ferric
/ (ˈfɛrɪk) /

adjective

of or containing iron in the trivalent state: ferric oxide; designating an iron (III) compound

Word Origin for ferric

C18: from Latin ferrum iron
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for ferric

ferric
[ fĕrĭk ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or containing iron, especially with a valence of 3 or a valence higher than in a corresponding ferrous compound.
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Scientific definitions for ferric

ferric
[ fĕrĭk ]

Containing iron, especially iron with a valence of 3. Compare ferrous.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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