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phenylthiourea

[fen-l-thahy-oh-yoo-ree-uh, -yoo r-ee-uh, -feen-]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. a crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C6H5NHCSNH2, that is either tasteless or bitter, depending upon the heredity of the taster, and is used in medical genetics and as a diagnostic.
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Origin of phenylthiourea

First recorded in 1895–1900; phenyl + thiourea
Also called phen·yl·thi·o·car·ba·mide [fen-l-thahy-oh-kahr-buh-mahyd, -mid, feen-] /ˌfɛn lˌθaɪ oʊˈkɑr bəˌmaɪd, -mɪd, ˌfin-/.
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phenylthiocarbamide in Science

phenylthiocarbamide

[fĕn′əl-thī′ō-kärbə-mīd′, -kär-bămīd, fē′nəl-]
  1. A crystalline compound that tastes somewhat or intensely bitter to people with a specific dominant gene and is used to test for the presence of the gene. Also called phenylthiourea. Chemical formula: C6H5NHCSNH2.
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phenylthiourea

[fĕn′əl-thī′ō-yu-rēə, fē′nəl-]
  1. See phenylthiocarbamide.
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