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RYUU


meaning: sulfur

硫黄 == iou == (noun) sulfur
硫酸 == ryuusan == (noun) sulfuric acid




Left radical is 'rock/stone' (石). Right radical is 'newborn child', which acts phonetically to express 'fragile'. Perhaps sulfur is a 'fragile rock' because it forms crystals considerably softer than most minerals. Henshall suggests remembering the right radical as a 'waterless' version of 'flow' (流), and as a mnemonic: 'Sulfur is rock that flows without water.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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