sulfhydryl

play
noun sulf·hy·dryl \ˌsəlf-ˈ(h)ī-drəl\

Definition of sulfhydryl

  1. :  thiol 2 —used chiefly in molecular biology

Origin and Etymology of sulfhydryl

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1901


Medical Dictionary

sulfhydryl

noun sulf·hy·dryl
variants: or chiefly British

sulphydryl

\ˌsəlf-ˈ(h)ī-drəl\play play

Medical Definition of sulfhydryl

  1. :  thiol 2—used chiefly in molecular biology


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sulfhydryl? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to glide in or as if in an airplane

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!