mercurous definition

  • adjective:
    • associated with or containing mercury, particularly with a valence of just one.
    • regarding or derived from mercury.
    • Of a compound, containing mercury with an oxidation amount of 1.
    • Of, related to, or based on, mercury; containing mercury; -- said of these substances of mercury for which it is contained in its highest percentage.
    • of or containing mercury
  • others:
    • about or containing mercury.
    • In chem., specifically placed on compounds for which two atoms of mercury are seen as developing a bivalent radical: as, mercurous chlorid, Hg2Cl2.

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