ferrocene

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noun fer·ro·cene \ˈfer-ō-ˌsēn\

Definition of ferrocene

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

Origin and Etymology of ferrocene

ferro- + cycl- + -ene


First Known Use: 1952


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