- of, containing, or derived from iron
- Chem. designating or of trivalent iron, or compounds containing such iron
Origin of ferric; from Classical Latin ferrum, iron (see ferro-) + -ic
Relating to or containing iron, especially with valence 3 or a valence higher than in a corresponding ferrous compound.
(comparative more ferric, superlative most ferric)
From Latin ferricus, from ferrum (“iron”)