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Of tin with a valency of four; of tin(IV).Compare with stannous
- ‘Tin oxide or stannic oxide is commonly used as an opacifier in ceramic glazes.’
- ‘Single crystals of stannic oxide heavily doped with antimony have been grown from tin vapour and oxygen at 1450°c.’
- ‘This book presents the background science and technology of the stannic oxide gas sensor, along with practical information about its applications.’
Late 18th century: from late Latin stannum tin + -ic.
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