mercurous

adjective
mer·​cu·​rous | \ (ˌ)mər-ˈkyu̇r-əs How to pronounce mercurous (audio) , ˈmər-kyə-rəs How to pronounce mercurous (audio) \

Definition of mercurous

: of, relating to, or containing mercury especially : containing mercury with a valence of one

First Known Use of mercurous

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Mercurous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mercurous. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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mercurous

adjective
mer·​cu·​rous | \ (ˌ)mər-ˈkyu̇r-əs How to pronounce mercurous (audio) , ˈmər-kyə-rəs How to pronounce mercurous (audio) \

Medical Definition of mercurous

: of, relating to, or containing mercury especially : containing mercury with a valence of one

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