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ferric chloride

noun

Definition of FERRIC CHLORIDE

:  a deliquescent dark salt FeCl3 that readily hydrates to the yellow-orange form and that is used especially for etching, in sewage treatment, and as an astringent

First Known Use of FERRIC CHLORIDE

1869

ferric chloride

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FERRIC CHLORIDE

:  a deliquescent salt FeCl3 that is used chiefly as an oxidizing agent, as a catalyst, as an etching agent in photoengraving, as a coagulant in treating industrial wastes, and in medicine in a water solution or tincture usually as an astringent or styptic

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