Phenylthiocarbamide



[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.
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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