sulfuryl

noun

sul·​fu·​ryl ˈsəl-fə-ˌril How to pronounce sulfuryl (audio)
-fyə-
: sulfonyl
used especially in names of inorganic compounds

Examples of sulfuryl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But there are others, such as the termite killing gas sulfuryl fluoride, and it has been found to be 4,800 times more potent than carbon dioxide in trapping heat. Ian James, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2024 The termite killing gas — sulfuryl fluoride — has been found to be 4,800 times more potent than carbon dioxide in trapping heat. Melody Petersen, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2024 Sherwood’s home has been tented so that sulfuryl fluoride, a poisonous, odorless gas, can be sprayed inside. Bill Hanna, star-telegram.com, 27 June 2017

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First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sulfuryl was in 1867

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“Sulfuryl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sulfuryl. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

sulfuryl

noun
sul·​fu·​ryl
variants or chiefly British sulphuryl
: sulfonyl
used especially in names of inorganic compounds
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