arsenous

[ahr-suh-nuh s]

adjective Chemistry.

containing arsenic in the trivalent state, as arsenous chloride, AsCl3.
of or derived from arsenous acid.

Also arsenious.

Origin of arsenous

First recorded in 1790–1800; arsen- + -ous
Can be confusedarsenous arsonous
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