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adjective Chemistry.
  1. of or containing tin, especially in the tetravalent state.
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Origin of stannic

First recorded in 1780–90; stann(um) + -ic
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Related Words for stannic

golden, silvery, iron, mineral, hard, leaden, fusible, geologic, metallurgic, stannic, tinny

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Historical Examples of stannic

  • What are the products of hydrolysis when stannic chloride is used as a mordant?

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

    William McPherson

  • Each grain of stannic oxide (see above), after being washed and gently ignited, is equivalent to 78365 gr.

  • By adding hydrate of potassium or an alkaline carbonate to a solution of stannic chloride.

  • After standing about twelve hours in a covered beaker the precipitate was filtered off and the tin weighed as stannic oxide.

  • If tin be present there will be an insoluble residue left of stannic oxide.

British Dictionary definitions for stannic


  1. of or containing tin, esp in the tetravalent state
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Word Origin for stannic

C18: from Late Latin stannum tin
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Word Origin and History for stannic


"containing tin," 1790, from Modern Latin stannum, from Late Latin stannum "tin" (earlier "alloy of silver and lead"), a scribal alteration of Latin stagnum, probably from a Celtic source (cf. Irish stan "tin," Cornish and Breton sten, Welsh ystaen). The Latin word is the source of Italian stagno, French étain, Spanish estaño "tin."

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stannic in Medicine


  1. Of, relating to, or containing tin, especially with valence 4.
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stannic in Science


  1. Containing tin, especially tin with a valence of 4. Compare stannous.
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