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.

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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Medicine 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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Science 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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