sulfoxide

noun

sulf·​ox·​ide ˌsəl-ˈfäk-ˌsīd How to pronounce sulfoxide (audio)
: 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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First Known Use

circa 1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sulfoxide was circa 1894

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“Sulfoxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sulfoxide. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

sulfoxide

noun

sulf·​ox·​ide
variants or chiefly British sulphoxide
: 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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