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hydrogen sulfide

 

Definition: a colorless, flammable, toxic gas with a familiar “rotten egg” odor, formed in the decomposition of organic matter containing sulfur; used as a reagent, and in the manufacture of chemicals.

Synonym(s): sulfureted hydrogen

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