[fen-l-thahy-oh-yoo-ree-uh, -yoo r-ee-uh, -feen-]

noun Biochemistry.

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.

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-/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

phenylthiourea in Science


[fĕn′əl-thī′ō-yu-rēə, fē′nəl-]

See phenylthiocarbamide.
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