isothiocyanate

noun

iso·​thio·​cy·​a·​nate ˌī-sō-ˌthī-ō-ˈsī-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce isothiocyanate (audio)
: a compound containing the monovalent group −NCS

Examples of isothiocyanate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another compound found in maca root is called p-methoxybenzyl isothiocyanate (PMBI). Discover Magazine, 29 Apr. 2023 Naturally occurring Allyl isothiocyanate produces the pop Rygg calls Zing Factor. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 July 2021 Cabbage contains mustard oils, aka isothiocyanates. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, 7 Mar. 2020 Tip: Grating horseradish releases the volatile oils (isothiocyanates), which give horseradish its heat. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 27 July 2018 Master's tip: Grating horseradish crushes the cells of the root, releasing the volatile oils (isothiocyanates), which give horseradish its heat. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, 10 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of isothiocyanate was in 1891

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“Isothiocyanate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isothiocyanate. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

isothiocyanate

noun
iso·​thio·​cy·​a·​nate ˌī-sō-ˌthī-ō-ˈsī-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce isothiocyanate (audio)
: a compound containing the monovalent group −NCS : a salt or ester of isothiocyanic acid see allyl isothiocyanate

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