Definition of philothion in English:

philothion

noun

Biochemistry
historical
  • A substance present in yeast and in some animal tissues and postulated to be responsible for the reduction of sulphur. Superseded by "glutathione".

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From French philothion from philo- + ancient Greek θεῖον sulphur.

Pronunciation

philothion

/ˌfɪlə(ʊ)ˈθʌɪən/