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

Examples of trisulfide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The electron spins in the nickel phosphorus trisulfide material, which originally were random and canceled each other out, became aligned through the indentations and created the ferromagnetic property. IEEE Spectrum, 5 Sep. 2023 Amphipathic compounds found in garlic include diallyl sulfide, allyl methyl disulfide, and diallyl trisulfide. Alice Chi Phung, Discover Magazine, 10 Mar. 2015 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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