American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various unstable acids of the form ROC(S)SH, in which R is usually an alkyl radical.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Chem.) a heavy, astringent, colorless oil, C2H5O.CS.SH, having a pungent odor. It is produced by leading carbon disulphide into a hot alcoholic solution of potassium hydroxide. So called from the yellow color of many of its salts. Called also
- n. any of a class of unstable organic acids containing sulphur
- From the yellow color of its salts. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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