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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Chlorous  \Chlo"rous\,  a.  [See  {Chlorine}.] 
  1.  Of  pertaining  to  or  derived  from  chlorine;  --  said  of 
  those  compounds  of  chlorine  in  which  this  element  has  a 
  valence  of  three  the  next  lower  than  in  chloric 
  compounds;  as  chlorous  acid,  {HClO2}. 
  2.  (Chem.  Physics)  Pertaining  to  or  resembling,  the 
  electro-negative  character  of  chlorine;  hence 
  electro-negative;  --  opposed  to  basylous  or  zincous.