- containing copper in the univalent state, as cuprous oxide, Cu2O.
Origin of cuprous
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Historical Examples of cuprous
The solution of cuprous chloride is prepared by dissolving 10·3 grms.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
In a general way, according to the later authors, they were largely lead oxide, and contained from 5% to 20% cuprous oxide.De Re Metallica
Those are chromic acid, cuprous chloride (sub- or proto-chloride of copper), and bleaching- powder.
(β) The blood-red substance consists chiefly of cuprous oxide with an admixture of tin oxide.
It contains chlorine, apparently as cuprous chloride, sometimes in considerable quantity.
- of or containing copper in the monovalent state
- Containing copper, especially copper with a valence of 1. Compare cupric.