ferro-


variant of ferri-: ferroconcrete. In chemical terminology, the meanings of ferri- and ferro- are specialized to correspond to ferric and ferrous.

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Origin of ferro-

From Latin ferr(um) “iron” + -o-
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British Dictionary definitions for ferro-

ferro-

combining form

indicating a property of iron or the presence of ironferromagnetism; ferromanganese
indicating the presence of iron in the divalent stateferrocyanide Compare ferri-

Word Origin for ferro-

from Latin ferrum iron
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Medical definitions for ferro-

ferro-

pref.

Iron:ferrokinetics.
Ferrous iron:ferroprotein.
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