chlorous

[klawr-uh s, klohr-]
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adjective

containing trivalent chlorine.
of or derived from chlorous acid.

Nearby words

  1. chlorothalonil,
  2. chlorothiazide,
  3. chlorotic,
  4. chlorotrifluoroethylene,
  5. chlorotrifluoromethane,
  6. chlorous acid,
  7. chlorpheniramine,
  8. chlorphenol,
  9. chlorpicrin,
  10. chlorpromazine

Origin of chlorous

First recorded in 1835–45; chlor-2 + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for chlorous

chlorous

adjective

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