stan·​nous | \ ˈsta-nəs How to pronounce stannous (audio) \

Definition of stannous

: of, relating to, or containing tin especially with a valence of two

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Recent Examples on the Web Until now, researchers have been unable to stabilize stannous fluoride without making the product stain teeth yellow and dark brown. Popular Science, "The 100 greatest innovations of 2019," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of stannous

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stannous

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Late Latin stannum

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“Stannous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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Medical Definition of stannous

: of, relating to, or containing tin especially with a valence of two

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