ferric oxide

noun

Definition of ferric oxide 

: the red or black oxide of iron Fe2O3 found in nature as hematite and as rust and also obtained synthetically and used especially in magnetic materials, as a pigment, and for polishing

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The team also found that the asteroid’s chemistry was dominated by compounds called ferric oxides and phyllosilicates, which had never been seen before on Kuiper belt objects. New York Times, "This Asteroid Shouldn’t Be Where Astronomers Found It," 10 May 2018

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1851, in the meaning defined above

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ferric oxide

noun

Medical Definition of ferric oxide 

: the red or black oxide of iron Fe2O3 found in nature as hematite and as rust and also obtained synthetically and used as a pigment and for polishing

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