sulfoxylic acid

sulf·​ox·​yl·​ic acid | \ ¦səlˌfäk¦silik- \

Definition of sulfoxylic acid

: a hypothetical acid S(OH)2 or HSO2H known in the form of various organic derivatives — compare formaldehydesulfoxylic acid, sulfinic acid

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for sulfoxylic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary sulf- + ox- + -yl + -ic

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sulfoxylic acid

Statistics for sulfoxylic acid

Cite this Entry

“Sulfoxylic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

Comments on sulfoxylic acid

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


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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