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thio

[ thahy-oh ]
/ ˈθaɪ oʊ /
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adjective Chemistry.
containing sulfur, especially in place of oxygen.
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Origin of thio

Independent use of thio-

Other definitions for thio (2 of 2)

thio-

a combining form meaning “sulfur,” used in chemical nomenclature in the names of compounds in which part or all of the oxygen atoms have been replaced by sulfur; often used to designate sulfur analogues of oxygen compounds.
Also especially before a vowel, thi-.

Origin of thio-

Combining form representing Greek theîon
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British Dictionary definitions for thio

thio-

before a vowel thi-


combining form
indicating that a chemical compound contains sulphur, esp denoting that a compound is derived from a specified compound by the replacement of an oxygen atom with a sulphur atomthiol; thiosulphate

Word Origin for thio-

from Greek theion sulphur
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Scientific definitions for thio

thio-
thi-

A prefix that means “containing sulfur,” used especially of a compound in which an oxygen atom has been replaced by a sulfur atom, as in thiourea.
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