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sulfur dioxide

 

Definition: a colorless, nonflammable gas with a strong, suffocating odor; a powerful reducing agent used to prevent oxidative deterioration of food and medicinal products.

Synonym(s): sulfurous oxide

See Also: sulfurous acid

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