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sul·fur

also sul·phur  (sŭl′fər)
n.
1. Symbol S A pale yellow nonmetallic element occurring widely in nature in several free, allotropic and crystal forms and combined in numerous sulfates and sulfides. It is used in black gunpowder, rubber vulcanization, the manufacture of insecticides and pharmaceuticals, and in the preparation of sulfur compounds such as hydrogen sulfide and sulfuric acid. Atomic number 16; atomic weight 32.066; melting point 115.21°C; boiling point 444.61°C; specific gravity at 20°C (rhombic) 2.07, (monoclinic) 2.00; valence 2, 4, 6. See Periodic Table.
2. Any of various butterflies of the subfamily Coliadinae of the family Pieridae, having yellow or orange wings often marked with black.
tr.v. sul·fured, sul·fur·ing, sul·furs also sul·phured or sul·phur·ing or sul·phurs
To treat with sulfur or a compound of sulfur.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman sulfre, from Latin sulfur.]

sulfur

(ˈsʌlfə)
n
(Elements & Compounds) the US preferred spelling of sulphur

sul•fur

(ˈsʌl fər)

n.
1. Also, esp. Brit., sulphur. a nonmetallic element, ordinarily a flammable yellow solid, of widespread occurrence in combined form, as in sulfide and sulfate compounds and cellular protein: used esp. in making gunpowder and matches, in medicine, and in vulcanizing rubber.Symbol: S; at. wt.: 32.064; at. no.: 16; sp. gr.: 2.07 at 20° C.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin sulp(h)ur, sulfur brimstone, sulfur]

sul·fur

also sul·phur (sŭl′fər)
Symbol S A pale-yellow, brittle nonmetallic element that occurs widely in nature, especially in volcanic deposits, many common minerals, natural gas, and petroleum. It is used to make gunpowder and fertilizer, to vulcanize rubber, and to produce sulfuric acid. Atomic number 16. See Periodic Table.
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Noun1.sulfur - an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic elementsulfur - an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)
chemical element, element - any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
brimstone, native sulfur, native sulphur - an old name for sulfur
sulfide, sulphide - a compound of sulphur and some other element that is more electropositive
oil of vitriol, sulfuric acid, sulphuric acid, vitriol - (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry
Verb1.sulfur - treat with sulphur in order to preserve; "These dried fruits are sulphured"
process, treat - subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill"
Translations
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belerangsulfur
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sul·fur

n. azufre, sulfuro.
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Stage one of the project, which extends 264km, became operational in 2016, linking the Shah and Habshan gas fields in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi to the port of Ruwais on the Arabian Gulf, with the capacity of transferring 22,000 tons of sulfur granules daily.
In 2015, Stage One of the project, which extends 264km, was delivered, linking the Shah and Habshan gas fields in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi to the port of Ruwais on the Arabian Gulf, with a capacity of transferring 22,000 tonnes of sulfur granules daily.
HH Al Nahyan explained how Stage 1 of the project, which extends 264km, was delivered in 2015, linking the Shah and Habshan gas fields in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi to the port of Ruwais on the Arabian Gulf, with a capacity of transferring 22,000 tonnes of sulfur granules daily.
With a capacity of transferring 22,000 tonnes of sulfur granules daily, the railway was able to transport 20 million tonnes in total.
Listing other projects in the works, he said that construction is also picking up on a gas pipeline project which has seen 80.4 percent progress thus far, Al-Mutairi explained, while Kuwait had recently exported its first shipment of sulfur granules. He also spoke of another ongoing project that entails the construction of 100 new petrol stations in the country, the first 19 of which will be built shortly.
Ocular examination revealed swelling near left punctum associated with pouting of punctum with yellowish whitish material (sulfur granules) blocking the punctum.
Our focus of interest is the cervicofacial form that presents as a slowly evolving chronic form with an induration of the orofacial area along with fistular tracts to the skin, which discharge typical yellowish sulfur granules (5).
Actinomyces have traditionally been classified as bacteria although they have some homology to fungi.1,2 These filamentous gram positive bacteria produce multiple abscesses and sinus tracts often producing a yellowish discharge termed "sulfur granules".2 Actinomycosis can affect many organ systems.