sulfurous

[ suhl-fyoo r-uh s, suhl-fer- ]
/ sʌlˈfyʊər əs, ˈsʌl fər- /

adjective

of, relating to, or containing sulfur, especially in the tetravalent state.
of the yellow color of sulfur.

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Origin of sulfurous

From the Latin word sulfurōsus, dating back to 1520–30. See sulfur, -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM sulfurous

sul·fu·rous·ly, adverbsul·fu·rous·ness, nounnon·sul·fur·ous, adjective
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Medical definitions for sulfurous

sulfurous
[ sŭlfər-əs, -fyər-, sŭl-fyurəs ]

adj.

Of, relating to, derived from, or containing sulfur, especially with valence 4.
Characteristic of or emanating from burning sulfur.
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Scientific definitions for sulfurous

sulfurous
[ sŭlfər-əs, sŭl-fyurəs ]

Containing sulfur, especially sulfur with a valence of 4 or 3. Compare sulfuric.
Characteristic of or emanating from burning sulfur.
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