isothiocyanate

noun
iso·​thio·​cy·​a·​nate | \ ˌī-sō-ˌthī-ō-ˈsī-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce isothiocyanate (audio) \

Definition of isothiocyanate

: a compound containing the monovalent group −NCS

Examples of isothiocyanate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of isothiocyanate

1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of isothiocyanate was in 1891

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Dictionary Entries Near isothiocyanate

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isothiocyanato-

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“Isothiocyanate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isothiocyanate. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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isothiocyanate

noun
iso·​thio·​cy·​a·​nate | \ ˌī-sō-ˌthī-ō-ˈsī-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce isothiocyanate (audio) \

Medical Definition of isothiocyanate

: a compound containing the monovalent group −NCS : a salt or ester of isothiocyanic acid — see allyl isothiocyanate

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