Definition of dithionite in English:


Line breaks: di|thion|ite
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈθʌɪənʌɪt


  • A salt containing the anion S2O42−.
    More 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 'sulphur' + -ite1.

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