Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In chem., a prefix now restricted to the names of substances in which sulphur may properly be viewed as replacing oxygen. In the older names for such substances the prefix sulpha- was often used.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Chem.) A combining form (also used adjectively) denoting the presence of sulphur. See sulpho-.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • prefix chemistry containing sulfur / sulphur, especially a compound in which oxygen has been replaced by this element

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek θεῖον (theion, "Sulfur")

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