hydrogen sulfide


hydrogen sulfide
a colorless, flammable, water-soluble, cumulatively poisonous gas, H2S, having the odor of rotten eggs: used chiefly in the manufacture of chemicals, in metallurgy, and as a reagent in laboratory analysis. Also called sulfureted hydrogen.
[1870-75]

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      colourless, extremely poisonous, gaseous compound formed by sulfur with hydrogen (see sulfur).

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