Sulfur

Sulfur or sulphur (see spelling differences) is a chemical element with the symbol S and atomic number 16. It is an abundant, multivalent non-metal. Under normal conditions, sulfur atoms form cyclic octatomic molecules with chemical formula S8. Elemental sulfur is a bright yellow crystalline solid when at room temperature. Chemically, sulfur can r...
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Sulfur

(Major Nutrient) Plant growth is weak when there is sulfur deficiency. While sulfur is an essential element for plant growth, most individuals have difficulty detecting a distinct deficiency symptom for this element.
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sulfur

(S) (sul┬┤fәr) a chemical element, atomic number 16, atomic weight 32.064. sulfur dioxide a colorless, nonflammable gas used as an antioxidant in pharmaceutical preparations; it is also an important air pollutant, irritating the eyes and respiratory tract. ...
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Sulfur

(S) The chemical element that has the atomic number 16. It is an abundant, multivalent non-metal. Sulfur, in its native form, is a yellow crystalline solid. In nature, it can be found as the pure element and as sulfide and sulfate minerals. It is an essential element for life and one of the most common elements in various types o...
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sulfur

S noun an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)
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sulfur

(S) A nonmetallic element in period VI of the periodic table. Sulfur chemically resembles oxygen and can replace it in many compounds, organic and inorganic. Occurrence and extraction Sulfur is abundant and widely distributed in nature (see elements, terrestrial abunda...
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sulfur

(S) Type: Term Pronunciation: sŭl′fŭr Definitions: 1. An element, atomic no. 16, atomic wt. 32.066, that combines with oxygen to form sulfur dioxide and sulfur trioxide; these two compounds combine with water to make strong acids. Sulfur combines with many metals and nonmetallic elements to form sulfides; it is mildly laxativ...
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Sulfur

[magazine] Sulfur magazine was an influential, small literary magazine founded in 1981 by poet and award-winning translator Clayton Eshleman and ran for 46 issues until the spring of 2000. The magazine published translations, posthumous writing by esteemed poets (many pieces previously unpublished), art, art commentary, innovative poetry by...
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Sulfur

A nonmetallic yellow element. A constituent of black powder, sulfur burns readily when in powdered form
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sulfur

a pale yellow, nonmetallic element
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Sulfur

An element or nutrient usually added to the soil to reduce its pH level or make it more acidic, often added in combination with iron. Also used as an insecticide and fungicide.
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sulfur

nonmetallic chemical element belonging to the oxygen family (Group VIa of the periodic table), one of the most reactive of the elements.[39 related articles]
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sulfur

sulfur or sulphur (sŭl'fur) , nonmetallic chemical element; symbol S; at. no. 16; at. wt. 32.06; m.p. 112.8°C (rhombic), 119.0°C (monoclinic), about 120°C (amorphous); b.p. 444.674°C; sp. gr. at 20°C, 2.07 (rhombic), 1.957 (monoclinic), 1.92 (amorphous); valence -2, +4,...
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sulfur

Synonym for sulphur ... <chemical> The correct English Language spelling. In the USA it is spelt sulfur. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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sulfur

[n] - an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element
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