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cerous

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/ ˈsɪər əs /
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adjective Chemistry.
containing trivalent cerium.
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Origin of cerous

First recorded in 1860–65; cer(ium) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for cerous

cerous
/ (ˈsɪərəs) /

adjective
of or containing cerium in the trivalent state

Word Origin for cerous

C19: from cerium + -ous
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