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- Rhymes: -ɔːrəs
chlorous (not comparable)
- (chemistry) Of a compound, containing chlorine with a lower oxidation number than equivalent chloric compounds; especially having an oxidation number of 3.
- (obsolete) Relating to, or resembling, the electronegative character of chlorine; hence, electronegative; opposed to basylous or zincous.