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Medical Term:

thiol

Pronunciation: thi'ol

Definition:

  1. The monovalent radical –SH when attached to carbon; a hydrosulfide; a mercaptan.
  2. A mixture of sulfurated and sulfonated petroleum oils purified with ammonia; used in the treatment of skin diseases.
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