ferric 1799, from L. ferrum "iron" (see FERRO- (Cf. ferro-)) + -IC (Cf. -ic). Of iron, especially with a valence of three.

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  • Ferric — is a term that means containing or having to do with iron, derived from the Latin word ferrum , meaning iron . In chemistry the term is reserved for iron with an oxidation number of +3, denoted iron(III) or Fe3+, whereas ferrous indicates that it …   Wikipedia

  • Ferric — Fer ric, a. [L. ferrum iron: cf. F. ferrique. See {Ferrous}.] Pertaining to, derived from, or containing iron. Specifically (Chem.), denoting those compounds in which iron has a higher valence than in the ferrous compounds; as, ferric oxide;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ferric — ► ADJECTIVE Chemistry ▪ of iron with a valency of three. ORIGIN from Latin ferrum iron …   English terms dictionary

  • ferric — [fer′ik] adj. [< L ferrum, iron (see FERRO ) + IC] 1. of, containing, or derived from iron 2. Chem. designating or of trivalent iron, or compounds containing such iron: distinguished from FERROUS …   English World dictionary

  • ferric — adjective Date: 1799 1. of, relating to, or containing iron 2. being or containing iron usually with a valence of three …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ferric — /fer ik/, adj. Chem. of or containing iron, esp. in the trivalent state. [1790 1800; < L ferr(um) iron + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • ferric — adjective a) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing iron. b) of compounds of iron in which it has a valence or oxidation number of 3 See Also: ferrous, ferryl …   Wiktionary

  • ferric — Relating to iron, especially denoting a salt containing iron in its higher (triad) valence, Fe3+. * * * fer·ric fer ik adj 1) of, relating to, or containing iron 2) being or containing iron usu. with a valence of three * * * fer·ric (ferґik) [L.… …   Medical dictionary

  • fèrric — fèr|ric Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • ferric — fer·ric || ferɪk adj. (Chemistry) containing iron; pertaining to iron …   English contemporary dictionary

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