Definition of cerous in English:

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cerous

Pronunciation: /ˈsirəs/

Entry from US English dictionary

adjective

Of cerium in its lower valency (3).
Example sentences
  • The fluorescence of the cerous ion in aqueous solution has been the subject of a number of studies 1-3.
  • The amount of cerous chloride is 5% or less, more preferably 2% or less on the basis of the weight of chromic oxide.
  • Metallic cerium is prepared by metallothermic reduction techniques, such as by reducing cerous fluoride with calcium, or by electrolysis of molten cerous chloride or other cerous halides.

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Syllabification: ce·rous

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