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Relating to or containing cerium, especially with valence 3.


(Elements & Compounds) of or containing cerium in the trivalent state
[C19: from cerium + -ous]


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containing trivalent cerium.
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Adj.1.cerous - of or relating to or containing cerium with valence 3
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Low temperatures were achieved by adiabatic demagnetization of Cerous Magnesium Nitrate.
A molybdate-oxyanion complex acts as an anodic corrosion inhibitor and a cerous ion is added as a cathodic corrosion inhibitor.
Cerous nitrate, Ce[(N[O.sub.3]).sub.3] x 6[H.sub.2]O, was obtained from Sigma-Aldrich (Steinheim, Germany) as a reagent grade product with purity 99.9% (trace metal basis); ammonium bicarbonate, N[H.sub.4]HC[O.sub.3], 99.5%, was obtained from the same supplier.
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