Chlorous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chlorous Of, pertaining to, or derived from, chlorine; -- said of those compounds of chlorine in which this element has a valence of three, the next lower than in chloric compounds; as, chlorous acid, HClO2 .
    • Chlorous (Chem. Physics) Pertaining to, or resembling, the electro-negative character of chlorine; hence, electro-negative; -- opposed to basylous or zincous.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chlorous Pertaining to or containing chlorin; specifically, containing chlorin in larger proportion than chloric compounds: as, chlorous oxid; chlorous acid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Chlorous full of chlorine
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Chlorine
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. chlōros, pale-green.