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chlorous

[klawr-uh s, klohr-]
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adjective
  1. containing trivalent chlorine.
  2. of or derived from chlorous acid.
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Origin of chlorous

First recorded in 1835–45; chlor-2 + -ous
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chlorous

adjective
  1. of or containing chlorine in the trivalent state
  2. of or containing chlorous acid
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