or di·sul·phide

[dahy-suhl-fahyd, -fid]

noun Chemistry.

(in inorganic chemistry) a sulfide containing two atoms of sulfur, as carbon disulfide, CS2.
(in organic chemistry) a sulfide containing the bivalent group −SS−, as diethyl disulfide, C4H10S2.

Nearby words

  1. disty.,
  2. distylar,
  3. distyle,
  4. disubstituted,
  5. disulfate,
  6. disulfide bond,
  7. disulfiram,
  8. disulfoton,
  9. disulfuric,
  10. disulphate

Origin of disulfide

First recorded in 1860–65; di-1 + sulfide

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Medicine definitions for disulfide




A chemical compound containing two sulfur atoms combined with other elements or radicals.bisulfide

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