from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or containing tin, especially with valence 4.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Containing tetravalent tin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to tin; derived from or containing tin; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a higher valence as contrasted with stannous compounds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to tin; procured from tin: specifically applied to those compounds in which tin appears as a quadrivalent atom: as, stannic acid, SnO(OH)2, a hydrate obtained from stannous oxid, which unites with bases to form salts called stannates.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or containing tin


Late Latin stannum, tin (from Latin, an alloy of silver and lead, alteration of stagnum, probably of Celtic origin) + -ic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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