ferricyanide

noun

fer·​ri·​cy·​a·​nide ˌfer-ˌī-ˈsī-ə-ˌnīd How to pronounce ferricyanide (audio)
ˌfer-i-
1
: the trivalent anion Fe(CN)63−
2
: a compound containing the ferricyanide anion
especially : the red salt K3Fe(CN)6 used in making blue pigments

Examples of ferricyanide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their movement through an external circuit and toward the positive terminal--Bennetto’s oxygen or ferricyanide terminal--creates a current. Bennett Daviss, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ferricyanide was in 1840

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“Ferricyanide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferricyanide. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

ferricyanide

noun
fer·​ri·​cy·​a·​nide ˌfer-ˌī-ˈsī-ə-ˌnīd How to pronounce ferricyanide (audio) ˌfer-i- How to pronounce ferricyanide (audio)
1
: the trivalent anion Fe(CN)63−
2
: a compound containing the ferricyanide anion
especially : the red salt K3Fe(CN)6 used in making blue pigments
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