Confused and have questions? We’ve got answers. With Chegg Study, you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. If you rather get 1:1 study help, try 30 minutes of free online tutoring with Chegg Tutors.


From Biology-Online Dictionary | Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search


Pertaining to, derived from, or containing iron.

(Science: chemistry) Specifically, denoting those compounds in which iron has a higher valence than in the ferrous compounds; as, ferric oxide; ferric acid.

(Science: chemistry) ferric acid, sesquioxide of iron, Fe2O3; hematite. See hematite.

Origin: L. Ferrum iron: cf. F. Ferrique. See ferrous.