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disulfide

[dahy-suhl-fahyd, -fid] /daɪˈsʌl faɪd, -fɪd/
noun, Chemistry
1.
(in inorganic chemistry) a sulfide containing two atoms of sulfur, as carbon disulfide, CS 2 .
2.
(in organic chemistry) a sulfide containing the bivalent group −SS−, as diethyl disulfide, C 4 H 10 S 2 .
Also, disulphide.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; di-1 + sulfide
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  • Molybdenite, a relatively inexpensive mineral of molybdenum disulfide, has a layered structure similar to that of raw graphite.
disulfide in Medicine

disulfide di·sul·fide (dī-sŭl'fīd')
n.
A chemical compound containing two sulfur atoms combined with other elements or radicals. Also called bisulfide.

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