cuprous

[kyoo-pruh s, koo-]

adjective

containing copper in the univalent state, as cuprous oxide, Cu2O.

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Origin of cuprous

First recorded in 1660–70; cupr- + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for cuprous

cuprous

adjective

of or containing copper in the monovalent state
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Science definitions for cuprous

cuprous

[kōōprəs, kyōō-]

Containing copper, especially copper with a valence of 1. Compare cupric.
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