sublimed sulfur

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a chemical element, atomic number 16, atomic weight 32.064, symbol S. (See Appendix 6.)
sulfur dioxide a colorless, nonflammable gas used as an antioxidant in pharmaceutical preparations; it is also an important air pollutant, irritating the eyes and respiratory tract.
precipitated sulfur a topical scabicide, antiparasitic, antibacterial, antifungal, and keratolytic.
sublimed sulfur a topical scabicide and antiparasitic.

sub·limed sul·fur

used in preparing sulfur ointment and in the treatment of various skin disorders.
Synonym(s): flowers of sulfur

sublimed sulfur

A form of sulfur used in various skin diseases. Its keratolytic effect helps to make it effective in those disorders. It is a scabicide.
See also: sulfur