aurous

adjective
au·​rous | \ ˈȯrəs \

Definition of aurous

: of, relating to, or containing gold used especially of compounds in which this element is univalent

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History and Etymology for aurous

probably from French aureux, from Late Latin aurosus goldlike, from Latin aurum gold + -osus -ous

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“Aurous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aurous. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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