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thiol

[ thahy-awl, -ol ]
/ ˈθaɪ ɔl, -ɒl /
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noun
adjective
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Origin of thiol

First recorded in 1885–90; thi- + -ol1

OTHER WORDS FROM thiol

thi·ol·ic [thahy-ol-ik], /θaɪˈɒl ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thiol

thiol
/ (ˈθaɪɒl) /

noun
any of a class of sulphur-containing organic compounds with the formula RSH, where R is an organic groupAlso called (not in technical usage): mercaptan
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for thiol

thiol
[ thīôl′, -ōl′ ]

n.
mercaptan
A mixture of sulfurated and sulfonated petroleum oils that is purified with ammonia and is used in the treatment of skin diseases.
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Scientific definitions for thiol

thiol
[ thīôl′, -ōl′ ]

A sulfur-containing organic compound having the general formula RSH, where R is another element or radical. Thiols are typically very volatile and strong-smelling, and are responsible for the odor of onions, garlic, rotting flesh, and skunk musk. Also called mercaptan
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