Selenious
Selenious Se*le"ni*ous, a. [Cf. F. s['e]l['e]nieux.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, selenium; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with {selenic} compounds. [1913 Webster]

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  • selenious — /si lee nee euhs/, adj. Chem. containing tetravalent or bivalent selenium. Also, selenous. [1825 35; SELENI(UM) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • selenious — adjective Of, pertaining to, or containing selenium, especially in a lower oxidation state than corresponding selenic compounds …   Wiktionary

  • selenious — adj. (Chemistry) of or pertaining to selenium; containing selenium …   English contemporary dictionary

  • selenious — se·le·ni·ous …   English syllables

  • selenious — /səˈliniəs/ (say suh leeneeuhs) adjective of or containing tetravalent or divalent selenium …   Australian English dictionary

  • selenious — …   Useful english dictionary

  • selenious acid — noun : a poisonous hygroscopic crystalline acid H2SeO3 that is a weaker acid than sulfurous acid, that is an oxidizing agent yielding selenium as it is reduced and that is made by oxidizing selenium with nitric acid or by dissolving selenium… …   Useful english dictionary

  • selenious acid — Chem. a colorless, crystalline, water soluble, poisonous powder, H2SeO3, used chiefly as a reagent. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • selenious acid — se·le·ni·ous acid sə .lē nē əs n a poisonous hygroscopic crystalline acid H2SeO3 that is a weaker acid than sulfurous acid and is an oxidizing agent yielding selenium as it is reduced * * * se·le·ni·ous ac·id (sə leґne əs) [USP]… …   Medical dictionary

  • selenium — /si lee nee euhm/, n. Chem. a nonmetallic element chemically resembling sulfur and tellurium, occurring in several allotropic forms, as crystalline and amorphous, and having an electrical resistance that varies under the influence of light.… …   Universalium

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