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precipitated sulfur

 

Definition: sublimed sulfur boiled with lime water, the lime being removed from the precipitate by washing with diluted hydrochloric acid; used in preparing sulfur ointment and in the treatment of various skin disorders.

Synonym(s): lac sulfuris, milk of sulfur

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