adjective Date: 1669 of, relating to, or containing copper with a valence of one

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  • Cuprous — Cu prous (k? pr?s), a. [From {Cuprum}.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, copper; containing copper; said of those compounds of copper in which this element is present in its highest proportion. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cuprous — [kyo͞o′prəs, ko͞o′prəs] adj. [ CUPRO + OUS] of or containing monovalent copper …   English World dictionary

  • cuprous — /kyooh preuhs, kooh /, adj. containing copper in the univalent state, as cuprous oxide, Cu2O. [1660 70; CUPR + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • cuprous — /ˈkjuprəs/ (say kyoohpruhs) adjective Obsolete containing monovalent copper, as cuprous oxide, Cu2O …   Australian English dictionary

  • cuprous — adjective a) Of or of the nature of copper. b) Containing copper with an oxidation number of 1. Syn: cupreous See Also: cupreo , cupro …   Wiktionary

  • cuprous — cu·prous (kooґprəs) containing copper in its monovalent form (Cu+) …   Medical dictionary

  • cuprous — cu·prous || kjuːprÉ™s adj. containing copper in univalent state …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cuprous — [ kju:prəs] adjective Chemistry of copper with a valency of one; of copper(I) …   English new terms dictionary

  • cuprous — cu·prous …   English syllables

  • cuprous — cu•prous [[t]ˈkyu prəs, ˈku [/t]] adj. chem. containing univalent copper • Etymology: 1660–70 …   From formal English to slang

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