mercaptan

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mer·cap·tan

noun \(ˌ)mər-ˈkap-ˌtan\

Definition of MERCAPTAN

:  thiol 1

Origin of MERCAPTAN

German, from Dan, from Medieval Latin mercurium captans, literally, seizing mercury
First Known Use: 1835

mer·cap·tan

noun \(ˌ)mər-ˈkap-ˌtan\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MERCAPTAN

: thiol 1

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