ferricyanidemedical dictionary

<chemistry> One of a complex series of double cyanides of ferric iron and some other base.

<chemistry> Potassium ferricyanide, red prussiate of potash; a dark, red, crystalline salt, K6(CN)12Fe2, consisting of the double cyanide of potassium and ferric iron. From it is derived the ferrous ferricyanate, Turnbull's blue.

Origin: Ferri- + cyanide.

(01 Mar 1998)