Definition of dithionite in English:

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Pronunciation: /dīˈTHīəˌnīt/


A salt containing the anion S2O42−.
Example sentences
  • Sodium dithionite was obtained from Fluka (Sigma-Aldrich, Oakville, Canada).
  • Excess dithionite was removed by a gentle flow of normal air in the solution for a few minutes.
  • Solutions of the reduced protein were obtained by addition of dithionite to the deaerated sample.


Mid 20th century: from di-1 'two' + Greek theion 'sulfur' + -ite1.

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Syllabification: di·thi·o·nite

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