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femic

[fem-ik] /ˈfɛm ɪk/
adjective, Petrology
1.
of or pertaining to a group of rock-forming minerals in which iron and magnesium are essential components.
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Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Latin fe(rrum) iron + m(agnesium) + -ic
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