a colorless, crystalline, bitter-tasting, water-soluble solid, CH 4 N 2 S, derived from urea by replacement of the oxygen with sulfur: used chiefly in photography, inorganic synthesis, and to accelerate the vulcanization of rubber.
The agrochemical, thiourea, can rapidly transform volatile halogenated fumigants to non-volatile products.
British Dictionary definitions for thiourea
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: H2NCSNH2
(thī'ō-y-rē'ə) 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.