Meaning of phenylthiourea

phen•yl•thi•o•u•re•a

Pronunciation: (fen"l-thī"ō-yoo-rē'u, -yoor'ē-u, -fēn"-), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, CHNHCSNH, 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
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