sulfoxide

noun
sulf·​ox·​ide | \ ˌsəl-ˈfäk-ˌsīd How to pronounce sulfoxide (audio) \

Definition of sulfoxide

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

First Known Use of sulfoxide

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 21 Sep. 2020.

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sulfoxide

noun
sulf·​ox·​ide
variants: or chiefly British sulphoxide \ ˌsəl-​ˈfäk-​ˌsīd How to pronounce sulphoxide (audio) \

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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