Definition of chromic in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkrōmik/ /ˈkroʊmɪk/


  • Of chromium with a higher valence, usually three.

    ‘In another technique, the scientists give the cows gel capsules of chromic oxide, a harmless substance that passes undigested through the animals.’
    Compare with chromous
    • ‘Chromium additions impart improved resistance to oxidizing media such as nitric and chromic acids.’
    • ‘Digestibility was estimated using chromic oxide as an external marker.’
    • ‘The premix was added to the mixed diet so that 0.6% of the diet was premix and the diet contained 0.055% chromic oxide.’
    • ‘Colored products use iron oxides, chromic oxide, and various organic pigments.’