ferrocene

noun fer·ro·cene \ ˈfer-ō-ˌsēn \

Definition of ferrocene

: a crystalline stable organometallic coordination compound (C5H5)2Fe; also : an analogous compound with a heavy metal (such as chromium)

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Origin and Etymology of ferrocene

ferro- + cycl- + -ene


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