Adjective "Mercaptan" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Mercaptan


    Definition:

    1. any of a class of sulfur-containing compounds having the type formula RSH, in which R represents a radical, and having an extremely offensive, garlicky odor.

    Examples:

    "plants can be mercaptan."

    "lines can be mercaptan."

    "businesses can be mercaptan."