Meaning of thiourea

thi•o•u•re•a

Pronunciation: (thī"ō-yoo-rē'u, -yoor'ē-u), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, crystalline, bitter-tasting, water-soluble solid, CHNS, derived from urea by replacement of the oxygen with sulfur: used chiefly in photography, inorganic synthesis, and to accelerate the vulcanization of rubber. Also called
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