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thiourea

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noun thio·urea \-yu̇-ˈrē-ə\

Definition of thiourea

  1. :  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 and Etymology of thiourea

New Latin


First Known Use: 1884


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thiourea

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noun thio·urea \-yu̇-ˈrē-ə\

Medical Definition of thiourea

  1. :  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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