chlorous

[ klawr-uhs, klohr- ]
/ ˈklɔr əs, ˈkloʊr- /

adjective

containing trivalent chlorine.
of or derived from chlorous acid.

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Origin of chlorous

First recorded in 1835–45; chlor-2 + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for chlorous

chlorous
/ (ˈklɔːrəs) /

adjective

of or containing chlorine in the trivalent state
of or containing chlorous acid
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