ferrosoferric oxide

fer·​ro·​so·​ferric oxide | \ fə|¦rōsə, fe|+...- \

Definition of ferrosoferric oxide

: a black magnetic iron oxide Fe3O4 found in nature as magnetite, also obtained synthetically (as from iron by heating in steam or from a ferrous salt and an alkali by precipitation and oxidation), and used chiefly as a pigment and polishing material

called also iron(II,III) oxide

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First Known Use of ferrosoferric oxide

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ferrosoferric oxide

International Scientific Vocabulary ferroso- + ferric

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“Ferrosoferric oxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferrosoferric%20oxide. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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