chloric etymology

English word chloric comes from English -ic, English chlor- (Form of chloro- used mainly before a vowel.)

Detailed word origin of chloric

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”.
chlor- English (eng) Form of chloro- used mainly before a vowel.
chloric English (eng) (chemistry) Of a compound, containing chlorine with a higher oxidation number than equivalent chlorous compounds; especially having an oxidation number of 5.

Words with the same origin as chloric

Descendants of -ic
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Descendants of chlor-
ammonium chlorate chloracne chloralkali chloramide chloramine chlorapatite chlorate chloratian chlorhexidine chloriodine chlorosis chlorous chlorous oxide chlorphentermine chlorpicrin chlorpromazine chlortetracycline chloruretic hydrochloric magnesium chlorate perchlorate perchloric sodium chlorate trichloramine