1. [syn: stannic, stannous]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Stannic \Stan"nic\ (-n[i^]k), a. [L. stannum tin: cf. F.
Of or pertaining to tin; derived from or containing tin;
specifically, designating those compounds in which the
element has a higher valence as contrasted with stannous
(a) A hypothetical substance, Sn(OH)4, analogous to silicic
acid, and called also normal stannic acid.
(b) Metastannic acid.
Stannic chloride, a thin, colorless, fuming liquid,
SnCl4, used as a mordant in calico printing and dyeing;
-- formerly called spirit of tin, or fuming liquor of
Stannic oxide, tin oxide, SnO2, produced artificially as
a white amorphous powder, and occurring naturally in the
mineral cassiterite. It is used in the manufacture of
white enamels, and, under the name of putty powder, for
polishing glass, etc.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: of or relating to or containing tin [syn: stannic,