disulfide

noun di·sul·fide \ (ˌ)dī-ˈsəl-ˌfīd \

Definition of disulfide

1 : a compound containing two atoms of sulfur combined with an element or radical
2 : an organic compound containing the divalent group SS composed of two sulfur atoms

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First Known Use of disulfide

1869


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disulfide

noun di·sul·fide
variants: or chiefly British disulphide play \(ˈ)dī-ˈsəl-ˌfīd\

medical Definition of disulfide

1 : a compound containing two atoms of sulfur combined with an element or radical
2 : an organic compound containing the bivalent group SS composed of two sulfur atoms

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