from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The univalent inorganic acid group HSO3 or a salt of sulfurous acid containing it.

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  • n. The univalent group -HSO3, or any salt containing it.


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  • For the purpose of this study, the epigenetics market is divided into two major segments, namely bisulfite conversion kits and chromatin immunoprecipitation.

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  • Typically, scientists use a procedure called bisulfite sequencing to identify the sites of DNA methylation.


  • The agency is required to neutralize the chemical before it discharges treated wastewater by adding sodium bisulfite, which bonds with the chlorine to form salt.

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  • That mud hole got us once with Wilton driving and a load of 55-gallon drums of sodium bisulfite and ammonium salts on board for the alligator tannery in Ocala.

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  • With processed foods such as baked goods, snacks, and jam, scan ingredient labels for sulfur dioxide, potassium bisulfite, potassium metabisulfite, sodium bisulfite, sodium metabisulfite, and sodium sulfite.

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  • The sulfite compound is very interesting, with a sulfite ion loose in a molecule of sulfur dioxide, potassium bisulfite or a sodium sulfite or bisulfite.

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  • Sulfites sulfur dioxide and sodium bisulfite, preservatives found in wine, dried fruit, instant potatoes, French fries, pizza, and other foods, linked to headaches and severe allergic reactions in some

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  • They do periodic checks to make sure the sodium bisulfite is working and there was a lot of sea life at the diffusers in recent photos I was shown.


  • The growth of food molds is inhibited by a number of food additives, including sodium bisulfite, sorbates, propionate, and nitrates, as well as by a number of natural substances in foods such as peppers of all types, mustard, cinnamon, and cloves.


  • Shrimpers often treat them with a bleaching solution of bisulfite to prevent discoloration, and like scallops, with a sodium polyphosphate solution to keep them moist; these practices can cause off-flavors.

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