sulfide

noun
sul·fide | \ˈsəl-ˌfīd \

Definition of sulfide 

1 : any of various organic compounds characterized by a sulfur atom attached to two carbon atoms

2 : a binary compound (such as CuS) of sulfur usually with a more electropositive element or group : a salt of hydrogen sulfide

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Others have pumps to suck a bite dry, or sulfide to sterilize it. Kyle Dickman, Outside Online, "A Rattle with Death in Yosemite," 20 June 2018 The researchers looked at the meteorite through an electron microscope, finding traces of chromite, phosphate, and iron-nickle-sulfide inside the diamonds, minerals that only form under extreme pressure. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Diamonds Trapped in Strange Meteorite Came From Solar System’s Earliest Planets," 19 Apr. 2018 Past experimental studies had suggested that sulfides could have promoted the chemical reactions required to convert simple molecules into more complex molecules like RNA. Elise Takahama, BostonGlobe.com, "MIT scientists uncover another clue to how life started on Earth," 10 Apr. 2018 Small blebs of iron-rich sulfides inside these meteorites’ diamonds provide key clues. Sid Perkins, Science | AAAS, "Diamond-studded meteorites came from the collision of a lost planet," 17 Apr. 2018 Aquila supported last year’s law that overturned a moratorium on sulfide mining. Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New group that's challenging existing environmental groups on mining in Wisconsin has Republican ties," 2 Apr. 2018 Representatives from Twin Metals emphasize that their project is not an open-pit mine but an underground one, which poses less risk of sulfide-bearing ore and water combining to produce toxic drainage. Reid Forgrave, New York Times, "In Northern Minnesota, Two Economies Square Off: Mining vs. Wilderness," 12 Oct. 2017 Back in play' The challenge of sulfide mining centers on waste rock as a source of acid mining drainage. Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Game-changing mine bill pits environmental groups, business interests against each other," 9 Sep. 2017 MADISON - Wisconsin would end its limited moratorium on sulfide mining and ease the way for future mining projects, under legislation advanced by state senators Wednesday. Jason Stein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Politically charged mining bill advances out of Wisconsin Senate panel," 4 Oct. 2017

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1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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sulfide

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sulfide

chemistry : a compound that contains sulfur and one or more other chemical elements

sulfide

noun
sul·fide
variants: or chiefly British sulphide \ˈsəl-ˌfīd \

Medical Definition of sulfide 

1 : any of various organic compounds characterized by a sulfur atom attached to two carbon atoms

2 : a binary compound (as CuS) of sulfur usually with a more electropositive element or group : a salt of hydrogen sulfide

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