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thionyl

[thahy-uh-nil] /ˈθaɪ ə nɪl/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Greek theîon sulfur + -yl
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  • The anode is made of lithium and the cathode is made of manganese dioxide, or sulfur dioxide, or thionyl chloride.
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thionyl

/ˈθaɪənɪl/
noun
1.
(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the divalent group SO a thionyl group or radical, thionyl chloride Also sulphinyl
Word Origin
C19 thion-, from Greek theion sulphur + -yl
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