chlorous acid Word Origin noun
- a hypothetical acid, HClO2, known only in solution or in the form of its salts.
Origin of chlorous acid First recorded in 1835–45 British Dictionary definitions for chlorous acid chlorous acid noun
- an unstable acid that is a strong oxidizing agent. Formula: HClO 2
chlorous acid in Medicine chlorous acid [klôr′əs] n.
- An acid that has not been isolated but whose chlorite salts are known.