hyposulphurousmedical dictionary

<chemistry> Pertaining to, or containing, sulphur, all, or a part, in a low state of oxidation. Hyposulphurous acid. Thiosulphuric acid. An acid, H2SO2, obtained by the reduction of sulphurous acid. It is not obtained in the free state, but in an orange-yellow water solution, which is a strong reducing and bleaching agent.

Synonyms: hydrosulphurous acid.

Origin: Pref. Hypo- + sulphurous.

American spelling: hyposulfurous

(01 Mar 1998)

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