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stannous chloride

noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, SnCl 2 ⋅2H 2 O, used chiefly as a reducing and tinning agent, and as a mordant in dyeing with cochineal.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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