1. Denoting a compound of arsenic with a valence of +3. 2. Arsenic (adj.).

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arsenous var of ARSENIOUS

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ar·se·nous (ahrґsə-nəs) containing arsenic in its lower or triad valency.

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  • arsenous — [är′sə nəs] adj. of or containing trivalent arsenic …   English World dictionary

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  • arsenous — /ˈasənəs/ (say ahsuhnuhs) adjective containing trivalent arsenic, as arsenous chloride, AsCl3 …   Australian English dictionary

  • arsenous — adjective of, related to, or derived from arsenic, especially in an oxidation state of three; arsenious …   Wiktionary

  • arsenous — adj. containing arsenic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • arsenous — ar·se·nous …   English syllables

  • arsenous — ar•se•nous [[t]ˈɑr sə nəs[/t]] also ar•se•ni•ous [[t]ɑrˈsi ni əs[/t]] adj. chem. containing arsenic in the trivalent state • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

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  • arsenous acid — n. a toxic white powder, As2O3, used to make other arsenic compounds, insecticides, and preservatives; white arsenic: also called arsenic trioxide or arsenious acid …   English World dictionary

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