several species of bacteria, especially of the genera Beggiatoa and Thiobacillus, that have the ability to utilize sulfur or inorganic sulfur compounds as an energy source.
[suhl-fer-bot-uh m] /ˈsʌl fərˌbɒt əm/ noun 1. blue whale.
noun 1. any of various yellow or orange butterflies of the family Pieridae.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless, nonflammable, water-soluble, suffocating gas, SO 2 , formed when sulfur burns: used chiefly in the manufacture of chemicals such as sulfuric acid, in preserving fruits and vegetables, and in bleaching, disinfecting, and fumigating. sulfur dioxide A colorless, poisonous gas or liquid with a strong odor. It is formed naturally by […]
noun, Chemistry. 1. any of the class of dyes produced by heating an organic compound, as an indophenol, with sulfur or sodium polysulfide, used chiefly in dyeing cotton.