cerous

[ seer-uh s ]
/ ˈsɪər əs /
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adjective Chemistry.

containing trivalent cerium.

Nearby words

  1. ceroplastic,
  2. ceroplastics,
  3. cerotic,
  4. cerotic acid,
  5. cerotype,
  6. cerrado,
  7. cerredo,
  8. cerritos,
  9. cerro,
  10. cerro de pasco

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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