[thahy-oh-yoo-ree-uh, -yoo r-ee-uh]
- a colorless, crystalline, bitter-tasting, water-soluble solid, CH4N2S, derived from urea by replacement of the oxygen with sulfur: used chiefly in photography, inorganic synthesis, and to accelerate the vulcanization of rubber.
Origin of thiourea
Also called thiocarbamide.
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- a white water-soluble crystalline substance with a bitter taste that forms addition compounds with metal ions and is used in photographic fixing, rubber vulcanization, and the manufacture of synthetic resins. Formula: H 2 NCSNH 2
- A lustrous white crystalline compound used as a developer in photography and photocopying and in various organic syntheses. Thiourea has the same structure as urea, but with a sulfur atom in place of the oxygen atom. Chemical formula: CH4N2S.
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