trisulfide

noun
tri·​sul·​fide | \ ˈtrī-ˈsəl-ˌfīd How to pronounce trisulfide (audio) \

Definition of trisulfide

: a compound of an element or radical with three atoms of sulfur

Examples of trisulfide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, the flower produces dimethyl trisulfide (also found in Limburger cheese and cabbage), trimethylamine (normally released by rotting fish and animals), isovaleric acid (a major component of foot odor) and indole (found in human feces). Karl J. P. Smith, Scientific American, 29 July 2016

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First Known Use of trisulfide

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Trisulfide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trisulfide. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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