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ferrite

[fer-ahyt] /ˈfɛr aɪt/
noun
1.
Chemistry. a compound, as NaFeO 2 , formed when ferric oxide is combined with a more basic metallic oxide.
2.
Metallurgy. the pure iron constituent of ferrous metals, as distinguished from the iron carbides.
Origin of ferrite
1875-1880
1875-80; < Latin ferr(um) iron + -ite1
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ferrite

/ˈfɛraɪt/
noun
1.
any of a group of ferromagnetic highly resistive ceramic compounds with the formula MFe2O4, where M is usually a metal such as cobalt or zinc
2.
any of the body-centred cubic allotropes of iron, such as alpha iron, occurring in steel, cast iron, etc
3.
any of various microscopic grains, probably composed of iron compounds, in certain igneous rocks
Word Origin
C19: from ferri- + -ite1
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n.

1851, from Latin ferrum "iron" (see ferro-) + -ite (2).

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