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Meaning of stannous chloride

stan'nous chlo'ride

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, SnCl&multiplydot;2HO, used chiefly as a reducing and tinning agent, and as a mordant in dyeing with cochineal.
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