- containing trivalent cerium.
Origin of cerous
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Ul′cered, affected with an ulcer; Ul′cerous, of the nature of an ulcer: affected with an ulcer.
By the addition of caustic soda to cerous salts, a white precipitate of cerous hydroxide is formed.
Cerous sulphide, Ce2S3, results on heating cerium with sulphur or cerium oxide in carbon bisulphide vapour.
Double salts of cerous chloride with stannic chloride, mercuric chloride, and platinic chloride are also known.
- of or containing cerium in the trivalent state
C19: from cerium + -ous
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