iron oxide


Definition of iron oxide

: any of several oxides of iron: such as
b : the monoxide FeO of iron

Examples of iron oxide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The safest melasma treatment during pregnancy is sunscreen with titanium, zinc, or iron oxide, Markowitz says. Rachel Burchfield, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 Sep. 2021 In the completely engrossing Your Life Became a Sundial When Your Body Dropped the Earth, Martinez’s use of wood ash, charcoal, pumice and iron oxide coalesce, with the final applications of color, into a radiant star-like form that spirals outward. John Zotos, Dallas News, 8 Sep. 2021 The liners in these products contain iron oxide particles that attract micromagnets for comfortable all-day wear and convenient easy application. Essence, 16 Aug. 2021 The presence of a reddish iron oxide, for instance, indicates that the wildfire burned very hot. Matt Simon, Wired, 18 Aug. 2021 And new tinting breakthroughs alongside ingredients like iron oxide, says dermatologist Uchenna Okereke, can help color-correct inflammation, work well with melanin-rich skin, and protect against hyperpigmentation. Amber Rambharose, Marie Claire, 2 July 2021 The zinc oxide and iron oxide formula protects against UVA and UVB rays, as well as blue light—like those emitted by phone and computer screens. Andrea Jordan,, 6 July 2021 What looks at first glance to be lava flowing down the sides of these Icelandic volcanoes is, in fact, iron oxide deposited during past eruptions. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 1 June 2021 The seemingly flowing lava is, in fact, iron oxide deposited during past eruptions. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 1 June 2021

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First Known Use of iron oxide

1790, in the meaning defined above

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26 Oct 2021

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“Iron oxide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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Medical Definition of iron oxide

: any of several oxides of iron especially : ferric oxide

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