niobous etymology

English word niobous comes from English -ous, English niobium

Detailed word origin of niobous

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 [...]
niobium English (eng) (countable) A single atom of this element.. A metallic chemical element (symbol Nb) with an atomic number of 41.
niobous English (eng) (archaic) Of or pertaining to niobium.

Words with the same origin as niobous

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 niobium
niobic niobophyllite