mercurous
adjective Date: 1858 of, relating to, or containing mercury; especially containing mercury with a valence of one

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  • Mercurous — Mer*cu rous, a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, mercury; containing mercury; said of those compounds of mercury in which it is present in its highest proportion. [1913 Webster] {Mercurous chloride}. (Chem.) See {Calomel}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mercurous — [mər kyoor′əs, mʉr′kyoo rəs] adj. of or containing mercury, esp. monovalent mercury …   English World dictionary

  • mercurous — mercury ► NOUN ▪ a heavy silvery white liquid metallic element used in some thermometers and barometers. DERIVATIVES mercuric adjective mercurous adjective. ORIGIN from Mercury, the Roman messenger of the gods …   English terms dictionary

  • mercurous — /meuhr kyoor euhs, merr kyeuhr euhs/, adj. Chem. containing univalent mercury, Hg+1 or Hg2+2. [1860 65; MERCUR(Y) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • mercurous — adjective a) Pertaining to or derived from mercury. b) Of a compound, containing mercury with an oxidation number of 1. Syn: mercuric …   Wiktionary

  • mercurous — Denoting a salt of mercury in which the ion of the metal is univalent, as in calomel, m. chloride, HgCl; the mercuric chloride is corrosive sublimate, HgCl2. * * * mer·cu·rous (.)mər kyu̇r əs, mər kyə rəs adj …   Medical dictionary

  • mercurous — mÉœrkjÉ™rÉ™s / mɜːkjÊŠr adj. containing mercury, mercurial, pertaining to mercury (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mercurous — mer·cu·rous …   English syllables

  • mercurous — mer•cu•rous [[t]mərˈkyʊər əs, ˈmɜr kyər əs[/t]] adj. chem. of or containing univalent mercury • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • mercurous — /ˈmɜkjərəs/ (say merkyuhruhs) adjective containing monovalent mercury …   Australian English dictionary

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