[ fer-ik ]
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  1. 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


/ (ˈfɛrɪk) /

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

Origin of ferric

C18: from Latin ferrum iron

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Scientific definitions for ferric


[ fĕrĭk ]

  1. Containing iron, especially iron with a valence of 3. Compare ferrous.

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