iso·thio·cy·a·nate | \ˌī-sō-ˌthī-ō-ˈsī-ə-ˌnāt \

Definition of isothiocyanate 

: a compound containing the monovalent group −NCS

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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, "How To Grow And Prepare Horseradish Straight From Your Garden," 10 Aug. 2017

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1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of isothiocyanate was in 1891

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iso·thio·cy·a·nate | \ˌī-sō-ˌthī-ō-ˈsī-ə-ˌnāt \

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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