containing chromium in the divalent state, as chromous carbonate, CrCO 3 .

1830–40; chrom(ium) + -ous Unabridged
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chromous (ˈkrəʊməs)
of or containing chromium in the divalent state

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The ground sample was treated with an acidified chromous chloride solution under an inert atmosphere.
Identification of products obtained from prolonged contact of chlordane and heptachlor with chromous chloride solution.
Reduction is used as a pretreatment for chromium compounds to change them to the chromous state for precipitation.
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