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2 definitions found
 for stannous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stannous \Stan"nous\ (-n[u^]s), a. (Chem.)
     Pertaining to, or containing, tin; specifically, designating
     those compounds in which the element has a lower valence as
     contrasted with stannic compounds.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Stannous chloride (Chem.), a white crystalline substance,
        SnCl2.(H2O)2, obtained by dissolving tin in hydrochloric
        acid. It is used as a mordant in dyeing.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stannous
      adj 1: of or relating to or containing tin [syn: stannic,
             stannous]

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