Simple Definition of sulfurous
chemistry : of, relating to, or containing sulfur
Full Definition of sulfurous
Usage Discussion of sulfurous
The spelling sulfur predominates in United States technical usage, while both sulfur and sulphur are common in general usage. British usage tends to favor sulphur for all applications. The same pattern is seen in most of the words derived from sulfur.
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Medical Definition of sulfurous
1: of, relating to, or containing sulfur especially with a lower valence than sulfuric compounds <sulfurous esters>
2: resembling or emanating from sulfur and especially burning sulfur
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