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- an unstable, oily, colorless liquid, CHOS, that decomposes into ethyl alcohol and carbon disulfide at 24°C
- any of a series of acids having the general formula ROC(S)SH, in which R is any hydrocarbon radical
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Any of various unstable acids of the form ROC(S)SH, in which R is usually an alkyl radical.
Origin: From the yellow color of its salts.