Dictionary

sodium thiosulfate

noun

Definition of SODIUM THIOSULFATE

:  a hygroscopic crystalline salt Na2S2O3 used especially as a photographic fixing agent and a reducing or bleaching agent —called also fixer, hypo

First Known Use of SODIUM THIOSULFATE

1885

sodium thiosulfate

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SODIUM THIOSULFATE

:  a hygroscopic crystalline salt Na2O3S2 that is used as a fixing agent in photography, as a reducing agent and bleaching agent, in chemical analysis for the titration of iodine, and in medicine as an antidote in poisoning especially by cyanides and as an antifungal agent—called also hypo, sodium hyposulfite

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: sodium tripolyphosphatePrevious Word in the Dictionary: sodium thiocyanateAll Words Near: sodium thiosulfate
April 27, 2015
savvy Hear it
to understand
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears