an insoluble solid compound of tin usually existing as golden crystals or as a yellowish-brown powder: used as a pigment. Formula: SnS2 See also mosaic gold
/stəˈnɪfərəs/ adjective 1. containing tin; tin-bearing
noun 1. a mineral, iron-black to steel-gray in color, with a metallic luster, copper iron tin sulfide, Cu 2 FeSnS 4 : an ore of tin. noun 1. a grey metallic mineral that consists of a sulphide of tin, copper, and iron and is a source of tin. Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
adjective, Chemistry. 1. containing tin, especially in the bivalent state. adjective 1. of or containing tin, esp in the divalent state stannous stan·nous (stān’əs) adj. Of, relating to, or containing tin, especially with valence 2. stannous (stān’əs) Containing tin, especially tin with a valence of 2. Compare stannic.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, SnCl 2 ⋅2H 2 O, used chiefly as a reducing and tinning agent, and as a mordant in dyeing with cochineal.