Ferric



[fer-ik] /ˈfɛr ɪk/

adjective, Chemistry.
1.
of or containing iron, especially in the trivalent state.
/ˈfɛrɪk/
adjective
1.
of or containing iron in the trivalent state: ferric oxide; designating an iron (III) compound
adj.

1799, from Latin ferrum “iron” (see ferro-) + -ic. Of iron, especially with a valence of three.

ferric fer·ric (fěr’ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or containing iron, especially with a valence of 3 or a valence higher than in a corresponding ferrous compound.
ferric
(fěr’ĭk)
Containing iron, especially iron with a valence of 3. Compare ferrous.

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