Definition of thiosulfate in US English:


(British thiosulfate)


  • A salt containing the anion S₂O₃²⁻, i.e. a sulfate with one oxygen atom replaced by sulfur.

    • ‘The cells can produce hydrogen sulfide from thiosulphate.’
    • ‘Ammonium thiosulfate also is effective, but must not be placed with the seed because of the potential for seed germination damage.’
    • ‘Adequate washing is necessary to remove residual thiosulfates in the print, which could otherwise cause the print to deteriorate over time.’
    • ‘A complex of soluble silver thiosulfate is produced.’
    • ‘Silver thiosulphate inhibited root length to about 30% of the controls, but NBD appeared to have no significant effect on this parameter.’