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phenylthiourea

[fen-l-thahy-oh-yoo-ree-uh, -yoo r-ee-uh, -feen-] /ˌfɛn lˌθaɪ oʊ yʊˈri ə, -ˈyʊər i ə, -ˌfin-/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C 6 H 5 NHCSNH 2 , that is either tasteless or bitter, depending upon the heredity of the taster, and is used in medical genetics and as a diagnostic.
Also called phenylthiocarbamide
[fen-l-thahy-oh-kahr-bam-ahyd, -id, -kahr-buh-mahyd, -mid, feen-] /ˌfɛn lˌθaɪ oʊ kɑrˈbæm aɪd, -ɪd, -ˈkɑr bəˌmaɪd, -mɪd, ˌfin-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; phenyl + thiourea
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phenylthiocarbamide
  (fěn'əl-thī'ō-kär'bə-mīd', -kär-bām'īd, fē'nəl-)   
A crystalline compound that tastes somewhat or intensely bitter to people with a specific dominant gene and is used to test for the presence of the gene. Also called phenylthiourea. Chemical formula: C6H5NHCSNH2.
phenylthiourea
  (fěn'əl-thī'ō-y-rē'ə, fē'nəl-)   
See phenylthiocarbamide.
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