Pertaining to, derived from, or containing iron.

<chemistry> Specifically, denoting those compounds in which iron has a higher valence than in the ferrous compounds; as, ferric oxide; ferric acid.

<chemistry> Ferric acid, sesquioxide of iron, Fe2O3; haematite. See haematite.

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

(01 Mar 1998)

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