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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A colorless liquid, C4H4S, containing an aromatic ring composed of a sulfur atom and four carbon atoms, used as a solvent and in organic synthesis.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun (Chem.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

[thio– + ph(eno)– + –ene.]

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