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- n. ,(chemistry) thiolate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A compound of mercaptan formed by replacing its sulphur hydrogen by a metal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A compound formed by the union of mercaptan with a metallic base.
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Typical of these is the mercury mercaptide, which results as follows: