Sesquisulphide
Sesquisulphide Ses`qui*sul"phide, n. [Sesqui- + sulphide.] (Chem.) A sulphide, analogous to a sesquioxide, containing three atoms of sulphur to two of the other ingredient; -- formerly called also {sesquisulphuret}; as, orpiment, {As2S3} is arsenic sesquisulphide. [1913 Webster]

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  • sesquisulphide — noun Any sulphide containing three sulphur atoms for every two metal atoms …   Wiktionary

  • sesquisulphide — sesquisulˈphide noun A compound with three atoms of sulphur to two of the other element or radical • • • Main Entry: ↑sesqui …   Useful english dictionary

  • As2S3 — Sesquisulphide Ses qui*sul phide, n. [Sesqui + sulphide.] (Chem.) A sulphide, analogous to a sesquioxide, containing three atoms of sulphur to two of the other ingredient; formerly called also {sesquisulphuret}; as, orpiment, {As2S3} is arsenic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sesquisulphuret — Sesquisulphide Ses qui*sul phide, n. [Sesqui + sulphide.] (Chem.) A sulphide, analogous to a sesquioxide, containing three atoms of sulphur to two of the other ingredient; formerly called also {sesquisulphuret}; as, orpiment, {As2S3} is arsenic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • auripigment — Orpiment Or pi*ment, n. [F., fr. L. auripigmentum; aurum gold + pigmentum pigment. Cf. {Aureate}, {Pigment}, {Orpin}, {Orpine}.] (Chem.) Arsenic sesquisulphide, produced artificially as an amorphous lemon yellow powder, and occurring naturally as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orpiment — Or pi*ment, n. [F., fr. L. auripigmentum; aurum gold + pigmentum pigment. Cf. {Aureate}, {Pigment}, {Orpin}, {Orpine}.] (Chem.) Arsenic sesquisulphide, produced artificially as an amorphous lemon yellow powder, and occurring naturally as a yellow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Red orpiment — Orpiment Or pi*ment, n. [F., fr. L. auripigmentum; aurum gold + pigmentum pigment. Cf. {Aureate}, {Pigment}, {Orpin}, {Orpine}.] (Chem.) Arsenic sesquisulphide, produced artificially as an amorphous lemon yellow powder, and occurring naturally as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yellow orpiment — Orpiment Or pi*ment, n. [F., fr. L. auripigmentum; aurum gold + pigmentum pigment. Cf. {Aureate}, {Pigment}, {Orpin}, {Orpine}.] (Chem.) Arsenic sesquisulphide, produced artificially as an amorphous lemon yellow powder, and occurring naturally as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sesquisulfide — noun US spelling of sesquisulphide …   Wiktionary

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