[thahy-uh-si-nam-in, -sin-uh-meen]

noun Chemistry.

a white, crystalline, water-soluble, bitter-tasting powder, C4H8N2S, occurring in mustard oil: used chiefly in organic synthesis.

Origin of thiosinamine

1850–55; thio- + Greek sín(āpi) mustard + -amine
Also called allylthiourea. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a white crystalline bitter-tasting compound with a slight garlic-like odour, occurring in mustard oil and used in organic synthesis; 1-allyl-2-thiourea. Formula: CH 2 :CHCH 2 NHCSNH 2

Word Origin for thiosinamine

C19: from thio- + sin- (from Latin sināpis mustard) + amine
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