Definition of titanous in English:

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titanous

Pronunciation: /tīˈtanəs/
/ˈtītnəs/

adjective

Chemistry
Of titanium with a lower valence, usually three. Compare with titanic2.
Example sentences
  • Preferred multivalent metal ions are titanous and vanadous ions where nickel is recovered in a cell.
  • From these results it would appear that titanous chloride is most effective with inorganic sulfur.
  • It was concluded that the neutral or basic action of titanous oxide was a useful substitute for wustite in the slag.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from titanium, on the pattern of words such as ferrous.

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Syllabification: ti·tan·ous

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