aurous etymology

English word aurous comes from English -ous, English auro- ((chemistry, mineralogy) gold. Relating to noise.)

Detailed word origin of aurous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ous English (eng) (chemistry) Used in chemical nomenclature to name chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a lower oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ic. For example sulphuric acid (H2SO4) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H2SO3). See Inorganic nomenclature.. Used to form adjectives from nouns, to denote possession or [...]
auro- English (eng) (chemistry, mineralogy) gold. Relating to noise.
aurous English (eng) (inorganic chemistry) Containing univalent gold.. Containing gold.. Relating to gold.

Words with the same origin as aurous

Descendants of -ous
advantageous analogy autonomous cancerous courageous courteous delirious flirtatious gorge gorgeous incestuous instantaneous miscellaneous momentous monotonous murderous nauseous outrageous poisonous sensuous simultaneous spontaneous squeamish synonymous thunderous
Descendants of auro-
aurification aurify aurocephalous aurochloride aurocyanide auropalpebral auropalpebral reflex aurophobia aurotherapy aurothiomalate aurous oxide