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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or containing chromium, especially with valence 3.

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  • adj. of, relating to, or containing chromium, especially in oxidation state 3

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or obtained from, chromium; -- said of the compounds of chromium in which it has its higher valence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to chrome or chromium, or obtained from it.


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  • This oxide of chromium is called chromic anhydride, since it combines readily with water to form chromic acid:

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  • The Rolls proprieties are observed, of course: the tall, long hood ending in a chromic bluff; the short front overhang; the tapering rear quarters drawn back from the wheels; the steeply sloped C-pillar; the high body-to-glass ratio.

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  • It seems to be regularly forgotten that your chromic illness is not a stable disease but a degenerative disease.

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  • They are also cool and novel, changing their colour as they warm up, because of being printed with thermo-chromic inks.

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  • Blau's help, though, was indispensable to Wambacher in completing her dissertation on the impact of photographic desensitizers to the imprints of alpha, beta, and gamma rays on photographic plates. 16 In 1931, Wambacher published her work in the Mitteilungen, arguing mainly that the organic dye pinakryptol yellow functioned as a desensitizer on photographic emulsions while the effect was smaller with chromic acid. 17

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  • Managing a chromic disease like this has lead to serious bouts of depression.


  • Sodium dichromate and chromic acid are the starting materials for speciality products in the leather and metal treatment industries.

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  • In an additional plant, 10,000 tons a year of chromic acid would be produced.

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  • For the most part it is a beautiful velvety green variety of beryl, a silicate of aluminum and beryllium, with its green color coming from a small percentage of chromic oxide.

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  • - Non-resorbable sutures such as silk for skin, resorbable thread (chromic catgut, Vicryl ...) for subcutaneous tissues.

    Chapter 15


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