ferrous

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adjective fer·rous \ˈfer-əs, ˈfe-rəs\

Definition of ferrous

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or containing iron

  2. 2 :  being or containing divalent iron

Origin and Etymology of ferrous

New Latin ferrosus, from Latin ferrum


First Known Use: 1755

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FERROUS Defined for English Language Learners

ferrous

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adjective fer·rous \ˈfer-əs, ˈfe-rəs\

Definition of ferrous for English Language Learners

  • : of, relating to, or containing iron


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ferrous

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adjective fer·rous \ˈfer-əs\

Medical Definition of ferrous

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or containing iron

  2. 2:  being or containing iron with a valence of two

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