ferro-


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ferro-

or ferr-
pref.
1. Iron: ferromagnetic.
2. Ferrous iron: ferrocyanide.

[From Latin ferrum, iron.]
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ferro-

combining form
1. indicating a property of iron or the presence of iron: ferromagnetism; ferromanganese.
2. indicating the presence of iron in the divalent state: ferrocyanide. Compare ferri-
[from Latin ferrum iron]
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ferro-

var. of ferri-: ferroconcrete. In chemical terminology, ferri- and ferro- correspond to ferric and ferrous.
[< Latin ferr(um) iron + -o-]
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ferro-

[ˈferəʊ] PREFIXferro-
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ferro-

(ferou)
of or containing iron. ferro-concrete.
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