of or containing iron, especially in the trivalent state.
Origin of ferric
< Latin ferr(um
) iron + -ic
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Related Words for ferricrigid
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The alumina may be separated from the ferric oxide by potash-lye.
If present, ferric ferrocyanide, a blue precipitate, will be formed.
From a mixture of muriate of iron (ferric chloride) and spirit of tar.
The liquors are previously mixed with a little milk of lime, which frees them from ferric oxide, alumina, and silica.
It has a bitter taste and acid reaction; its aqueous solution is unaffected by the ferric salts and tincture of galls.
British Dictionary definitions for ferric
of or containing iron in the trivalent state: ferric oxide; designating an iron (III) compound
Word Origin for ferric
C18: from Latin ferrum iron
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Word Origin and History for ferric
1799, from Latin ferrum "iron" (see ferro-) + -ic. Of iron, especially with a valence of three.
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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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Containing iron, especially iron with a valence of 3. Compare ferrous.
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