Definition of Aurous

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or containing or derived from gold.

Exact synonyms: Auric
Partainyms: Gold, Gold



Definition of Aurous

1. a. Containing gold.

Definition of Aurous

1. Adjective. Relating to gold. ¹

2. Adjective. Containing gold. ¹

3. Adjective. (inorganic chemistry) Containing univalent gold. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aurous

1. pertaining to gold [adj] - See also: gold

Medical Definition of Aurous

1. 1. Containing gold. 2. Pertaining to, or derived from, gold; said of those compounds of gold in which this element has its lower valence; as, aurous oxide. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aurous

aurorae
auroral
aurorally
auroraphobia
auroras
aurorean
aurorite
aurosome
aurostibite
aurotherapy
aurothioglucose
aurothioglycanide
aurothiomalate
aurothiomalates
aurothiosulfate
aurous (current term)
aurovertin
aurulent
aurum
aurums
auræ
auscult
auscultate
auscultated
auscultates
auscultating
auscultation
auscultations
auscultator
auscultatory

Literary usage of Aurous

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1. The Metallurgy of Gold by Thomas Kirke Rose (1906)
"This oxide is prepared by decomposing aurous chloride, AuCl, ... When prepared according to these methods, aurous oxide always contains a certain proportion ..."

2. A Text-book of Inorganic Chemistry by Victor von Richter (1887)
"Gold, like silver and copper, yields compounds of the form AuX —aurous, ... aurous Iodide—Aul—separates as a yellow powder, if potassium iodide be added to ..."

3. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller, Charles Edward Groves, Herbert McLeod (1878)
"If the temperature be raised somewhat above 200" (392° F.), the whole of the chlorine is expelled. aurous chloride, when digested in a solution of potassic ..."

4. A Short Text-book of Inorganic Chemistry by Hermann Kolbe (1884)
"The following more important aurous compounds may be described. aurous Chloride : AuCl.—Auric chloride when heated decomposes into chlorine and ..."

5. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1853)
"... when evaporated, gives off cyanogen gas, and leaves a mixture of aurous ... does not yield a precipitate of aurous cyanide till the mixture is heated. ..."

6. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Karl Schorlemmer (1879)
"... and when it is warmed for a short time to 100° it becomes so unstable that it can scarcely be touched without undergoing decomposition.2 aurous SALTS. ..."

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