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Medical Term:

sulfurous acid

Pronunciation: sul'fu-rus as'id

Definition: A solution of about 6% sulfur dioxide in water; used chiefly as a disinfectant and bleaching agent; has been used externally for its parasiticidal effect in various skin diseases.

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