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thiosinamine

[thahy-uh-si-nam-in, -sin-uh-meen]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble, bitter-tasting powder, C4H8N2S, occurring in mustard oil: used chiefly in organic synthesis.
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Origin of thiosinamine

1850–55; thio- + Greek sín(āpi) mustard + -amine
Also called allylthiourea.
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  • A basic substance formed, along with sulphide of lead, when thiosinamine is treated with oxide of lead.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley


British Dictionary definitions for thiosinamine

thiosinamine

noun
  1. a white crystalline bitter-tasting compound with a slight garlic-like odour, occurring in mustard oil and used in organic synthesis; 1-allyl-2-thiourea. Formula: CH 2 :CHCH 2 NHCSNH 2
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Word Origin

C19: from thio- + sin- (from Latin sināpis mustard) + amine
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