Definition of stannic in English:

stannic

adjective

Chemistry
  • Of tin with a valence 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.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from late Latin stannum tin + -ic.

Pronunciation

stannic

/ˈstanik/