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phenylthiocarbamide

[ fĕn′əl-thī′ō-kärbə-mīd′, -kär-bămīd, fē′nəl- ]
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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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