alginic etymology

English word alginic comes from English -ic, English algin

Detailed word origin of alginic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
algin English (eng) Any of various gelatinous gums, derivatives of alginic acid, derived from algae.
alginic English (eng) Relating to alginic acid or its derivatives.

Words with the same origin as alginic

Descendants of -ic
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