mercurous

[ mer-kyoo r-uh s, mur-kyer-uh s ]
/ mərˈkyʊər əs, ˈmɜr kyər əs /
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adjective Chemistry.

containing univalent mercury, Hg+1 or Hg2+2.

Nearby words

  1. mercuric sulphide,
  2. mercurify,
  3. mercurize,
  4. mercuro-,
  5. mercurochrome,
  6. mercurous chloride,
  7. mercury,
  8. mercury arc,
  9. mercury barometer,
  10. mercury chloride

Origin of mercurous

First recorded in 1860–65; mercur(y) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for mercurous

mercurous

/ (ˈmɜːkjʊrəs) /

adjective

of or containing mercury in the monovalent state; denoting a mercury(I) compound. Mercurous salts contain the divalent ion Hg² 2 +
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Medicine definitions for mercurous

mercurous

[ mər-kyurəs, mûrkyər-əs ]

adj.

Relating to or containing mercury, especially with a valence of 1.

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Science definitions for mercurous

mercurous

[ mər-kyurəs, mûrkyər-əs ]

Containing mercury, especially mercury with a valence of 1. Compare mercuric.
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