Definitions for "Sulfur"
A yellowish solid element. The term also commonly describes to water containing hydrogen sulfide gas. The presence of Sulfur is marked by a smell like rotten eggs.
One of the elements present in varying quantities in coal, which contributes to environmental degradation through acid precipitationwhen coal is burned.
Major element essential to the growth and vitality of African Violets. Sometimes referred to as a secondary element. Sulfur plays an important role in the synthesis of proteins and helps boost an African Violet's resistance to disease. In addition to its function in plant nutrition, sulfur is also used as an elemental pesticide to treat fungi.
is an essential nutrient for joint tissue, as it stabilizes the connective tissue matrix of cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. Sulfur is also important for healthy hair, skin, and nails. Good dietary sources of sulfur include garlic and onions, cabbage family vegetables, and eggs.
Secondary macronutrient for plants, usually found as the sulfate divalent anion in soil solution. Sulfur is a main component of a group of amino acids.
is an important body component. It is essential to life, and a major component of all living things. Sulfur is in the proteins which constitute basic hair, nails and skin. The sulfur-containing structural protein keratin is found throughout the body, from the epidermis to the hair follicle to the bronchial epithelium of the lungs to the intestinal mucosa.
a preservative added to wine to prevent oxidation and the growth of bacteria and yeasts. Sulfur (dioxide) is harmless to humans, except for those who are allergic to it. They may suffer a 'wine headache' when drinking wine containing sulfur dioxide. Even if wine makers stop adding sulfur to wine, they will always contain a small amount, as does anything that has undergone fermentation. However, winemakers everywhere are working to add less of the chemical to wine as a result to the concern of wine drinkers.
The most common disinfectant and preservative for wine. Most winemakers feel that it is nearly impossible to produce stable wine without judicious use of sulfur products at one or more stages of vinification.
An anti-oxidant used in wine making process. Fermentation naturally creates small amounts of sulfites. It is required by law to indicate presence of sulfites in the bottle. Some people are sensitive to sulfites and should avoid wine.
Sulfur magazine was an influential, small literary magazine founded in 1981 by poet and academic Clayton Eshleman and ran for 46 issues until the spring of 2000.
This mineral is used for body tissue formation and collagen synthesis.
Yellowish mineral that is deposited at volcanic fumuroles.
A mineral found in every tissue of your body. It's needed to make proteins and many vitamins, hormones, and enzymes.
has been used for centuries for its peeling and drying action. It is effective at breaking down blackheads and whiteheads.