[kyoo-pruh s, koo-]
- containing copper in the univalent state, as cuprous oxide, Cu2O.
Origin of cuprous
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for cuprous
The solution of cuprous chloride is prepared by dissolving 10·3 grms.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
In a general way, according to the later authors, they were largely lead oxide, and contained from 5% to 20% cuprous oxide.De Re Metallica
Those are chromic acid, cuprous chloride (sub- or proto-chloride of copper), and bleaching- powder.
(β) The blood-red substance consists chiefly of cuprous oxide with an admixture of tin oxide.
It contains chlorine, apparently as cuprous chloride, sometimes in considerable quantity.
- of or containing copper in the monovalent state
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
- Containing copper, especially copper with a valence of 1. Compare cupric.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.