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iron oxide

noun, Chemistry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It measures the magnetic properties of tiny particles of iron oxide that are injected into the bloodstream.
  • They are made from tiny blobs of polymer that contain particles of iron oxide.
  • It precipitates out as iron oxide and can then be recovered and recycled, leaving water pure enough to discharge into a river.
  • The three things were calcium carbonate which is sedimentary rock, iron oxide which is a component of igneous rock, and water.
  • iron oxide has been used with fairly dramatic results.
  • The goats are actually coated with red dust that comes from the iron oxide-rich slopes there.
  • In general, mare regions of the moon are darker, because their rocks contain more iron oxide.
  • The red color comes from iron oxide that has been exposed to the elements.
  • The syngas is exposed to particles of iron oxide--that is, rust--which act as an oxygen carrier.
  • Prehistoric people first made patterns and images by rubbing chunks of charcoal and iron oxide onto cave walls.
iron oxide in Science
iron oxide  
Any of various oxides of iron, such as ferric oxide or ferrous oxide.
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