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thio-

(word root) sulfur
Examples of words with the root thio-: thioaldehyde
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thio-

or thi-
pref.
Containing sulfur, used especially of a compound in which oxygen has been replaced by a divalent sulfur: thiourea.

[Greek theio-, from theion, sulfur.]
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thio-

or before a vowel

thi-

combining form
(Elements & Compounds) indicating that a chemical compound contains sulphur, esp denoting that a compound is derived from a specified compound by the replacement of an oxygen atom with a sulphur atom: thiol; thiosulphate.
[from Greek theion sulphur]
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thio-

a combining form meaning “sulfur” (thiobacillus), used esp. in the names of chemical compounds in which part or all of the oxygen atoms have been replaced by sulfur (thiosulfuric acid).
Also, esp. before a vowel,thi-.
[comb. form representing Greek theîon]
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In a study which tested the efficacy of Benomyl, Dithane M-45 75% WP (Manganese ethylene bis dithio carbamate plus zinc) and Bavistin 50% WP (Methyl-H-benzimidazole-2ylcarbamate) on seed mycoflora of cowpea, variations in their infestation was observed depending on the respective treatments.
The conventional control of diseases in plants have being made by fungicides in large scale since the discover of Bordaleza Calda (hydrated sulfate of copper and lime) by Milardete in 1982 in France, being the main fungicide used for 50 years followed by mercury organ (1914) and dithio carbamates (decade of 1930).
The introduction of dithio carbamates for plant disease control during the 1930's marks the beginning of the use of organic chemicals on an important scale for the control of plant diseases.