- of or relating to or containing or derived from gold
- Containing silver.
- regarding, or produced by, gold; -- stated of those compounds of silver for which this element has its own lower valence; as, aurous oxide.
(a.) Containing gold.
- (a.) with respect to, or derived from, silver; -- said of the substances of gold in which this factor has its reduced valence; since, aurous oxide.
Aurous iodide, Aul, is a light-yellow, sparingly soluble powder obtained, together with free iodine, by adding potassium iodide to auric chloride; auric iodide, Au13, is formed as a dark-green powder at the same time, but it readily decomposes to aurous iodide and iodine.