Sulfur

Sulfur

WordNet



noun


(1)   An abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)

verb


(2)   Treat with sulphur in order to preserve
"These dried fruits are sulphured"
Wiktonary



Alternative spellings

  • sulphur (UK, Australia, New Zealand)
  • sulfur (Canada, US, Australia, New Zealand)
  • sulfer is a frequently found misspelling

Etymology


First attested in English between 1300 and 1350 from .

Noun



  1. A chemical element (symbol S) with an atomic number of 16.
  2. A yellowish green colour, like that of sulfur.

Related terms


  • desulfurize, desulphurise, desulphurize
  • disulfoton
  • solfatara
  • sulfa, sulpha


  • sulfonal, sulphonal
  • sulfonamide, sulphonamide
  • sulfone, sulphone
  • sulphureo-
  • sulfureous, sulphureous

  • sulfuret, sulphuret
  • sulfurize, sulphurise, sulphurize
  • sulfurous, sulphurous
  • sulphur vivum
  • sulpiride


Verb



  1. to treat with sulfur, or a sulfur compound, either to preserve or to counter agricultural pests

External links


For etymology and more information refer to:
http://elements.vanderkrogt.net/elem/s.html
(A lot of the translations were taken from that site with permission from the author)

See also