<chemistry> An acid in which, to a greater or less extent, sulphur plays a part analogous to that of oxygen in an oxyacid; thus, thiosulphuric and sulpharsenic acids are sulphacids.

Synonyms: sulphoacid. See the Note under Acid.

Origin: Sulpho- + acid.

(01 Mar 1998)

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