Cuprous meaning

ko͝oprəs, kyo͝o-
Relating to or containing copper, especially with valence 1.
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Of or containing monovalent copper.
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Containing copper, especially copper with a valence of 1.
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Of or of the nature of copper.
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(chemistry) Containing copper with an oxidation number of 1.
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Origin of cuprous

  • Ultimately from Latin cuprum (“copper”).

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