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argentous

Pronunciation: ar-jen′tŭs

Definition: Denoting a chemical compound containing silver as a singly charged (Ag+) cation. Most silver compounds contain the argentous ion; where the ionic state of silver is not specifically stated, as in silver nitrate, the argentous state is assumed.

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