Definition of


  1. (adj, pert) of or relating to or containing tin

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Synonyms of Stannic


Origin of the word Stannic

  1. "containing tin," 1790, from Mod.L. stannum, from L.L. stannum "tin" (originally an alloy of silver and lead), a scribal alteration of L. stagnum, probably from a Celt. source (cf. Ir. stan "tin," Cornish, Bret. sten, Welsh ystaen). The L. word is the source of It. stagno, Fr. ?tain, Sp. esta?o "tin." more

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