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Meaning of AQUEOUS

Pronunciation:  'eykweeus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  similar to or containing or dissolved in water; "aqueous solutions"

AQUEOUS is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A"que*ous\, a. [Cf. F. aqueux, L. aquosus, fr. aqua.
See {Aqua}, {Aquose}.]
1. Partaking of the nature of water, or abounding with it;

         The aqueous vapor of the air.         --Tyndall.

2. Made from, or by means of, water.

         An aqueous deposit.                   --Dana.

{Aqueous extract}, an extract obtained from a vegetable
   substance by steeping it in water.

{Aqueous humor} (Anat.), one the humors of the eye; a limpid
   fluid, occupying the space between the crystalline lens
   and the cornea. (See {Eye}.)

{Aqueous rocks} (Geol.), those which are deposited from water
   and lie in strata, as opposed to {volcanic} rocks, which
   are of igneous origin; -- called also {sedimentary} rocks.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A solution in which water is the solvent.