-dithiol

noun combining form

-di·​thi·​ol
ˌdīˈthīˌȯl,
-ōl
plural -s
: containing two mercapto groups replacing hydrogen
1,2-ethanedithiol CH2SHCH2SH

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary dithi- + -ol

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“-dithiol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-dithiol. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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