selenious

[ si-lee-nee-uhs ]
/ sɪˈli ni əs /

adjective Chemistry.

containing tetravalent or bivalent selenium.

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Origin of selenious

First recorded in 1825–35; seleni(um) + -ous
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selenious

selenous (sɪˈliːnəs)

/ (sɪˈliːnɪəs) /

adjective

of or containing selenium in the divalent or tetravalent state
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