aurous

[ awr-uh s ]
/ ˈɔr əs /

adjective

Chemistry. of or containing gold in the univalent state.
of or containing gold.

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Origin of aurous

First recorded in 1860–65; aur-1 + -ous
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aurous
/ (ˈɔːrəs) /

adjective

of or containing gold, esp in the monovalent state

Word Origin for aurous

C19: apparently from French aureux, from Late Latin aurōsus gold-coloured, from Latin aurum gold
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