mercapto

[ mer-kap-toh ]
/ mərˈkæp toʊ /

adjective Chemistry.

containing the mercapto group; sulfhydryl; thiol.

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Origin of mercapto

First recorded in 1970–75; mercapt(an) + -o-
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British Dictionary definitions for mercapto

mercapto-
/ (mɜːˈkæptəʊ) /

combining form

(in chemical compounds) indicating the presence of an HS- group
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Medical definitions for mercapto

mercapto-

pref.

Containing the univalent radical SH:mercaptopurine.
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