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or chiefly Brit  sul*phur  n :  a nonmetallic element that occurs either free or combined esp. in sulfides and sulfates, is a constituent of proteins, exists in several allotropic forms including yellow orthorhombic crystals, resembles oxygen chemically but is less active and more acidic, and is used esp. in the chemical and paper industries, in rubber vulcanization, and in medicine for treating skin diseases - symbol S - see ELEMENTtable  
or chiefly Brit  sulphur  adj :  of, relating to, or resembling sulfur  :  containing or impregnated with sulfur .
Similar sounding terms:  Cil·i·oph·o·ra  sal·i·vary  sil·ver   slaver 

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