thiourea


thio·urea

noun \-y-ˈrē-ə\

Definition of THIOUREA

:  a colorless crystalline bitter compound CS(NH2)2 analogous to and resembling urea that is used especially as a photographic and organic chemical reagent; also :  a substituted derivative of this compound

Origin of THIOUREA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1884

thio·urea

noun \-y-ˈrē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of THIOUREA

: a colorless bitter crystalline compound CS(NH2)2 analogous to and resembling urea that is used especially as a reagent and in medicine as an antithyroid drug—called also thiocarbamide

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