ferro-

ferro-

variant of ferri-: ferroconcrete. In chemical terminology, the meanings of ferri- and ferro- are specialized to correspond to ferric and ferrous.

Origin:
< Latin ferr(um) iron + -o-

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

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ferro- or ferr-
pref.

  1. Iron: ferrokinetics.

  2. Ferrous iron: ferroprotein.

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