[thī′ō-bär-bĭchər-ĭt, -ə-rāt′, -bär′bĭ-turĭt, -āt′]


Any of the hypnotics of the barbiturate group in which a particular oxygen atom is replaced by a sulfur atom.

Nearby words

  1. thioacid,
  2. thioalcohol,
  3. thioaldehyde,
  4. thioallyl ether,
  5. thiobacillus,
  6. thiocarbamide,
  7. thiocarbanilide,
  8. thioctic acid,
  9. thiocyanate,
  10. thiocyanic acid

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