isothiocyanate

[ahy-suh-thahy-oh-sahy-uh-neyt]
noun
a chemical compound containing the univalent radical –NCS.

Origin:
iso- + thiocyanate

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isothiocyanate

noun
a family of compounds derived from horseradish and radishes and onions and mustards; source of the hotness of those plants and preparations 
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Among these is allyl isothiocyanate, the substance that gives mustard and horseradish their strong, pungent flavour.
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