Meaning of thio


Pronunciation: (thī'ō), [key]
— adj. Chem.
  1. containing sulfur, esp. in place of oxygen.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form meaning “sulfur,” used in chemical nomenclature in the names of compounds in which part or all of the oxygen atoms have been replaced by sulfur; often used to designate sulfur analogues of oxygen compounds.
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