chromic

adjective

chro·​mic ˈkrō-mik How to pronounce chromic (audio)
: of, relating to, or derived from chromium especially with a valence of three

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from French (acide) chrômique, from chrôme "chromium" + -ique -ic entry 1 — more at chrome entry 1

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chromic was in 1800

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“Chromic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chromic. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

chromic

adjective

chro·​mic ˈkrō-mik How to pronounce chromic (audio)
: of, relating to, or derived from chromium especially with a valence of three
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