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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Sulphurous \Sul"phur*ous\, a. [L. sulphurosus, sulfurosus: cf.
     F. sulfureux.]
     1. Of or pertaining to sulphur.
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     2. (Chem.)

        (a) Derived from, or containing, sulphur; specifically,
            designating those compounds in which the element has a
            lower valence as contrasted with the sulphuric
        (b) Having the characteristic odor of sulphur dioxide, or
            of hydrogen sulphide, or of other sulphur compounds.
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     {Sulphurous acid}.
        (a) Sulphur dioxide. See under {Sulphur}. [Obs.]
        (b) An acid, {H2SO3}, not known in the free state except
            as a solution of sulphur dioxide in water, but forming
            a well-known series of salts (the sulphites).
     {Sulphurous anhydride} (Chem.), sulphur dioxide. See under
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