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Relating to or containing cerium, especially with valence 3.

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

containing trivalent cerium.
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Adj.1.cerous - of or relating to or containing cerium with valence 3
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