Definitions for: Chlorous

Webster (1913) Definition: Chlo"rous, a. [See Chlorine.]
1. Of, pertaining to, or derived from, chlorine; -- said of
those compounds of chlorine in which this element has a
valence of three, the next lower than in chloric
compounds; as, chlorous acid, HClO2.

2. (Chem. Physics) Pertaining to, or resembling, the
electro-negative character of chlorine; hence,
electro-negative; -- opposed to basylous or zincous.

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