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

  • n. A colorless liquid, C4H4S, used as a solvent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of a class of aromatic heterocyclic compounds containing a ring of four carbon atoms and an sulphur atom; especially the simplest one, C4H4S.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sulphur hydrocarbon, C4H4S, analogous to furfuran and benzene, and acting as the base of a large number of substances which closely resemble the corresponding aromatic derivatives.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A compound, C4H4S, related to benzene, and forming a large number of derivatives analogous to those of benzin.


thio- + ph(eno)- + -ene.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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