[fer-ahyt] /ˈfɛr aɪt/
Chemistry. a compound, as NaFeO 2 , 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.
any of a group of ferromagnetic highly resistive ceramic compounds with the formula MFe2O4, 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
1851, from Latin ferrum “iron” (see ferro-) + -ite (2).
noun, Computers. 1. a ferrite magnetic core used in a .
- Ferrite core memory
storage (Or “core”) An early form of non-volatile storage built (by hand) from tiny rings of magnetisable material threaded onto very fine wire to form large (e.g. 13″x13″ or more) rectangluar arrays. Each core stored one bit of data. These were sandwiched between printed circuit boards(?). Sets of wires ran horizontally and vertically and where […]
- Ferrite-rod aerial
noun 1. a type of aerial, normally used in radio reception, consisting of a small coil of wire mounted on a ferrite core, the coil serving as a tuning inductance
[fer-i-tn] /ˈfɛr ɪ tn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. an amber-colored, crystalline protein, found in the liver, spleen, and bone marrow, that consists of combined with a ferric hydroxide-ferric phosphate complex and that stores iron for use in metabolism. /ˈfɛrɪtɪn/ noun 1. (biochem) a protein that contains iron and plays a part in the storage of iron […]