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)

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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, "The Ocean Made These Wild Photos. Yes, Really," 30 Aug. 2016

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1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ferrocyanide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferrocyanide. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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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)

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