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sulphur, U.S. sulfur greenish-yellow nonmetallic element; brimstone. XIV. ME. soufre, solfre, sulph(e)re — AN. sulf(e)re, (O)F. soufre :- L. sulfur, -phur. Comb. form sulpho-, before a vowel sulph-.
So sulphate/sulphite salt of sulphuric/sulphurous acid. XVIII. — F. sulphat/sulphite. sulphureous pert. to sulphur XVI; †hellish, satanic XVII. f. L. sulphureus. sulphuretted combined chemically with sulphur. XIX. f. sulphuret- modL. sulphuretum; see -URET. sulphuric s. acid XVIII. — F. sulfurique. Hence sulphide compound of sulphur with another element. XIX. sulphurous, sulphury (-Y1) XVI. See -Y1.

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sulphur

sulphur (sulfur) An element that is part of the amino acids cystine and methionine and is therefore present in all proteins. It is also part of the molecules of vitamin B1 and biotin and occurs in foods and in the body as sulphates. Apart from these amino acids and vitamins, there appears to be no requirement for sulphur in any other form and no deficiency has ever been observed, although it is essential for plants.

Not only was the old‐fashioned remedy of sulphur and molasses (brimstone and treacle) quite unnecessary, but elemental sulphur is not used by the body.

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Sulphur (city, United States)

Sulphur, city (1990 pop. 20,125), Calcasieu parish, SW La.; inc. 1914. It is a trade center for an area producing natural gas, oil, and timber as well as sorghum, soybeans, cattle, and crawfish. Industry centers chiefly around petroleum products, chemicals, and related enterprises. Engines, concrete products, machinery, and lumber are also manufactured. The city was named for a sulfur dome that was mined from 1894 to 1924. In 1924 oil was discovered nearby.

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sulphur Symbol S. A yellow nonmetallic element that is an essential element in living organisms, occurring in the amino acids cysteine and methionine and therefore in many proteins. It is also a constituent of various cell metabolites, e.g. coenzyme A. Sulphur is absorbed by plants from the soil as the sulphate ion (SO42–). See sulphur cycle.

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sulphur

sulphur (S) An element that is needed for plant life. It is found covalently bound, especially in proteins, where it stabilizes their structures. It is also involved in oxidation and reduction reactions. Sulphur-deficient plants become chlorotic (see CHLOROSIS) and etiolated (see ETIOLATION).

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sulphur(S) An element that is needed for plant life. It is found covalently bound, especially in proteins, where it stabilizes their structures. It is also involved in oxidation and reduction reactions. Sulphur-deficient plants become chlorotic (see chlorosis) and etiolated (see etiolation).

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sulphur

sulphur (sul-fer) n. a nonmetallic element that is active against fungi and parasites. It is a constituent of ointments and other preparations used in the treatment of skin disorders. Symbol: S.

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sulphur (chemical element)

sulphur: see sulfur.

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