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ferrite

[ fer-ahyt ]
/ ˈfɛr aɪt /
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noun
Chemistry. a compound, as NaFeO2, formed when ferric oxide is combined with a more basic metallic oxide.
Metallurgy. the pure iron constituent of ferrous metals, as distinguished from the iron carbides.
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Origin of ferrite

1875–80; <Latin ferr(um) iron + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for ferrite

ferrite
/ (ˈfɛraɪt) /

noun
any of a group of ferromagnetic highly resistive ceramic compounds with the formula MFe 2 O 4, where M is usually a metal such as cobalt or zinc
any of the body-centred cubic allotropes of iron, such as alpha iron, occurring in steel, cast iron, etc
any of various microscopic grains, probably composed of iron compounds, in certain igneous rocks

Word Origin for ferrite

C19: from ferri- + -ite 1
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