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sulfur

noun sul·fur

Medical Definition of sulfur

  1. :  a nonmetallic element that occurs either free or combined especially in sulfides and sulfates, is a constituent of proteins, exists in several allotropic forms including yellow orthorhombic crystals, resembles oxygen chemically but is less active and more acidic, and is used especially in the chemical and paper industries, in rubber vulcanization, and in medicine for treating skin diseases—symbol S; see element table



Variants of sulfur

or chiefly British sul·phur \ˈsəl-fər\play

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sulfur

adjective sul·fur

Medical Definition of sulfur

  1. :  of, relating to, or resembling sulfur :  containing or impregnated with sulfur



Variants of sulfur

or chiefly British sulphur


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