ferrous

adjective

fer·​rous ˈfer-əs How to pronounce ferrous (audio)
ˈfe-rəs
1
: of, relating to, or containing iron
2
: being or containing divalent iron

Examples of ferrous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So, in a companion study to the patch one, the same researchers had a third group of 16 runners take the same 325-milligram dose of ferrous sulphate every second day and compared their results to the pill-every-day group from the patch study. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 8 July 2020 The supplement contains a form of iron called ferrous gluconate, which is less bioavailable. Casey Seiden, Parents, 26 Feb. 2024 Factors to Consider When Selecting an Iron Supplement When choosing an iron supplement for pregnancy, several factors should be taken into consideration: Type of Iron: Look for supplements that contain elemental iron in forms such as ferrous fumarate or ferrous sulfate. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 10 Aug. 2023 When choosing an iron supplement, check the label and opt for one that contains either ferrous sulfate or ferrous gluconate. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 6 Aug. 2023 See all Example Sentences for ferrous 

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin ferrosus, from Latin ferrum

First Known Use

1755, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ferrous was in 1755

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Cite this Entry

“Ferrous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferrous. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

ferrous

adjective
fer·​rous ˈfer-əs How to pronounce ferrous (audio)
: of, relating to, or containing iron

Medical Definition

ferrous

adjective
fer·​rous ˈfer-əs How to pronounce ferrous (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or containing iron
2
: being or containing iron with a valence of two
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