[kyoo-pruh s, koo-]
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Origin of cuprous

First recorded in 1660–70; cupr- + -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for cuprous

cupreous, cupriferous, cuprous

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British Dictionary definitions for cuprous


  1. of or containing copper in the monovalent state
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cuprous in Science


[kōōprəs, kyōō-]
  1. Containing copper, especially copper with a valence of 1. Compare cupric.
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