sulfoxide

noun sulf·ox·ide \ ˌsəl-ˈfäk-ˌsīd \

Definition of sulfoxide

:any of a class of organic compounds characterized by an SO group with its sulfur atom having two bonds with carbon

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sulfoxide

noun sulf·ox·ide
variants: or chiefly British sulphoxide play \ˌsəl-ˈfäk-ˌsīd\

medical Definition of sulfoxide

:any of a class of organic compounds characterized by a sulfinyl group with its sulfur atom having two bonds with carbon

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