Definitions

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

  • Containing sulfur, used especially of a compound in which oxygen has been replaced by a divalent sulfur: thiourea.

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  • containing sulfur / sulphur, especially a compound in which oxygen has been replaced by this element

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.

Etymologies

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

Greek theio-, from theion, sulfur.

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From Ancient Greek θεῖον (theion, "Sulfur")

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