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 (ko͞o′prəs, kyo͞o′-)
Relating to or containing copper, especially with valence 1.
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(Chemistry) of or containing copper in the monovalent state
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(ˈkyu prəs, ˈku-)

containing univalent copper.
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Adj.1.cuprous - of or containing divalent copper
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TESTS IN NATURAL CONDITIONS: Paint 1 (0% cuprous thiocyanate, 5.4% Tophelex, and 0.49% NUDMB50-11) and Paint 2 (17.5% cuprous thiocyanate, 5.9% Tophelex, and 0% NUDMB50-11) showed a more severe settling of seaweeds than other paints, being the accumulated biomass at the end of the phase of experimentation of 24 and 26 g, respectively.
The powders of cuprous chloride (CuCl: >97%) and Cu[Cl.sub.2] (99%, Acros Organics) were thermally dried in vacuum before use.
Cuprous cyanide (1.5 equiv.) was added and the resulting mixture was irradiated through the bottom side of the flask using 7 W fluorescent bulb.
Cusano [3] prepared a CdTe solar cell with an efficiency of 7.5% in which cuprous telluride ([Cu.sub.2] Te) was used as a p-type partner to the n-type CdTe semiconductor.
Silyl acrylate polymers contain bound cuprous oxide, which is effective for preventing hard bio-fouling.
Since the ban on the use of tributyl tin as an antifoulant active in marine coatings, the combination of cuprous oxide and a co-biocide (algaecide) has been the system of choice.
Tanusevski, "Optical band gap energy determination of thin films of cuprous oxide," in Proceedings of the 5th General Conference of the Balkan Physical Union, pp.
Chen, "Nanoporous cuprous oxide/lithia composite anode with capacity increasing characteristic and high rate capability," Nanotechnology, vol.
Zhou, "Cuprous oxide created on sepiolite: preparation, characterization, and photocatalytic activity in treatment of red water from 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene manufacturing," Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol.
Marine fungicide consumption in Asia, excluding cuprous oxide, was just over seven million pounds worth $77 million in 2008 and an eight percent annual rate of growth is forecast.