Ferrous Fer"rous, a. [Cf. F. ferreux. See {Ferreous}.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, iron; -- especially used of compounds of iron in which the iron has its lower valence of two; as, ferrous sulphate. [1913 Webster]

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  • ferrous — adj. 1 containing iron (ferrous and non ferrous metals). 2 Chem. containing iron in a divalent form (cf. FERRIC). Etymology: L ferrum iron …   Useful english dictionary

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  • ferrous — fer|rous [ˈferəs] adj technical [Date: 1800 1900; : Latin; Origin: ferrum iron ] containing or related to iron ▪ ferrous metals …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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