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thiol

[thahy-awl, -ol] /ˈθaɪ ɔl, -ɒl/
noun
1.
adjective
2.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; thi- + -ol1
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thiolic
[thahy-ol-ik] /θaɪˈɒl ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thiolic

thiol

/ˈθaɪɒl/
noun
1.
any of a class of sulphur-containing organic compounds with the formula RSH, where R is an organic group Also called (not in technical usage) mercaptan
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thiolic in Medicine

thiol thi·ol (thī'ôl', -ōl')
n.

  1. See mercaptan.

  2. 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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thiolic in Science
thiol
  (thī'ôl', -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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