trisulfide

noun

tri·​sul·​fide ˈtrī-ˈsəl-ˌfīd How to pronounce trisulfide (audio)
: a compound of an element or radical with three atoms of sulfur

Example Sentences

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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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trisulfide was in 1866

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“Trisulfide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trisulfide. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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