[ stan-ik ]
/ ˈstæn ɪk /

adjective Chemistry.

of or containing tin, especially in the tetravalent state.

Nearby words

  1. stanleyville,
  2. stann-,
  3. stannaries,
  4. stannary,
  5. stannate,
  6. stannic acid,
  7. stannic chloride,
  8. stannic oxide,
  9. stannic sulfide,
  10. stannic sulphide

Origin of stannic

First recorded in 1780–90; stann(um) + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for stannic


/ (ˈstænɪk) /


of or containing tin, esp in the tetravalent state

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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Medicine definitions for stannic


[ stănĭk ]


Of, relating to, or containing tin, especially with valence 4.

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Science definitions for stannic


[ stănĭk ]

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