Symbol: S
Atomic number: 16
Atomic weight: 32.064
Yellow, nonmetallic element belonging to group 16 of the periodic table. It is an essential element in living organisms, needed in the amino acids cysteine and methionine, and hence in many proteins. Absorbed by plants from the soil as sulphate ion.

Elements of periodic system. 2013.

  • Sulphur — Sul phur, n. [L., better sulfur: cf. F. soufre.] 1. (Chem.) A nonmetallic element occurring naturally in large quantities, either combined as in the sulphides (as pyrites) and sulphates (as gypsum), or native in volcanic regions, in vast beds… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sulphur — Sulphur, OK U.S. city in Oklahoma Population (2000): 4794 Housing Units (2000): 2220 Land area (2000): 6.818133 sq. miles (17.658882 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.145305 sq. miles (0.376337 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.963438 sq. miles (18.035219… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Sulphur — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Sulphur (Indiana) Sulphur (Louisiana) Sulphur (Oklahoma) in Kanada: Sulphur (Yukon) ein chemisches Element: Schwefel Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sulphur — (US & Chemistry sulfur) ► NOUN 1) a combustible non metallic chemical element which typically occurs as yellow crystals. 2) the material of which hellfire and lightning were formerly believed to consist. ORIGIN Latin sulfur, sulphur …   English terms dictionary

  • Sulphur — (lat.), der Schwefel, s.d. Sulphurĕus, schwefelgelb …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sulphur — (lat.), s. Sulfur …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sulphur — (Sulfur, lat.), Schwefel …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sulphur — Sulphur, s. Sulfur …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • SULPHUR — in terrae reliquis generibus vel maxime mirâ est naturâ, ut quô plurima domantur. Nascitur in insulis Aeoliis, sed nobilissimum in Melo insula Genera quatuor, vivum Alterum genus appellant glebam, fullonum tantum officints familiare. Tertîo… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • sulphur — see SULFUR (Cf. sulfur). The form prefered in Britain; the spelling s suggestion of a Greek origin is misleading …   Etymology dictionary