Meaning of ferrihydrite in English:

ferrihydrite

Pronunciation /ˌfɛrɪˈhʌɪdrʌɪt/

noun

  • An iron-containing mineral, typically occurring as rust-brown aggregates of microscopic particles, which occurs widely in wet, iron-rich environments and is also present in the iron-storage protein ferritin.

    Ferrihydrite is a variably hydrated iron(iii) oxide/hydroxide, for which no single formula is widely accepted.

Origin

1970s. After Russian ferrigidrit.