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phenylthiourea

[ fen-l-thahy-oh-yoo-ree-uh, -yoor-ee-uh, -feen- ]
/ 藢f蓻n l藢胃a瑟 o蕣 y蕣藞ri 蓹, -藞y蕣蓹r i 蓹, -藢fin- /
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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.
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Also called phen路yl路thi路o路car路ba路mide [fen-l-thahy-oh-kahr-buh-mahyd, -mid, feen-]. /藢f蓻n l藢胃a瑟 o蕣藞k蓱r b蓹藢ma瑟d, -m瑟d, 藢fin-/.

Origin of phenylthiourea

First recorded in 1895鈥1900; phenyl + thiourea
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Scientific definitions for phenylthiourea

phenylthiourea
[ f臅n鈥采檒-th墨鈥才-yu-r膿蓹, f膿鈥瞡蓹l- ]

See phenylthiocarbamide.
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