ferrocyanide

noun
fer·​ro·​cy·​a·​nide | \ ˌfer-ō-ˈsī-ə-ˌnīd How to pronounce ferrocyanide (audio) \

Definition of ferrocyanide

1 : the tetravalent anion Fe(CN)64−
2 : a compound containing the ferrocyanide anion especially : the salt K4Fe(CN)6 used in making blue pigments (such as Prussian blue)

Examples of ferrocyanide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Riepenhoff got the idea three years ago while studying cyanotypes, an old photo technique that involves placing objects on paper coated with iron and potassium ferrocyanide. Laura Mallonee, WIRED, 30 Aug. 2016

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'ferrocyanide.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of ferrocyanide

1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About ferrocyanide

Time Traveler for ferrocyanide

Time Traveler

The first known use of ferrocyanide was in 1825

See more words from the same year

Statistics for ferrocyanide

Cite this Entry

“Ferrocyanide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferrocyanide. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for ferrocyanide

ferrocyanide

noun
fer·​ro·​cy·​a·​nide | \ ˌfer-ō-ˈsī-ə-ˌnīd How to pronounce ferrocyanide (audio) \

Medical Definition of ferrocyanide

1 : the tetravalent anion Fe(CN)64−
2 : a compound containing the ferrocyanide anion especially : the salt K4Fe(CN)6 used in making blue pigments (as Prussian blue)

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!