phenylthiocarbamide

noun phen·yl·thio·car·ba·mide \ ˌfe-nᵊl-ˌthī-ō-ˈkär-bə-ˌmīd , ˌfē- \

Definition of phenylthiocarbamide

: a crystalline compound C7H8N2S that is extremely bitter or tasteless depending on the presence or absence of a single dominant gene in the taster called also phenylthiourea, PTC

First Known Use of phenylthiocarbamide

1889


Medical Dictionary

phenylthiocarbamide

noun phen·yl·thio·car·ba·mide \ ˌfen-ᵊl-ˌthī-ō-ˈkär-bə-ˌmīd \

medical Definition of phenylthiocarbamide

: a crystalline compound C7H8N2S that is extremely bitter or tasteless depending on the presence or absence of a single dominant gene in the taster called also phenylthiourea, PTC

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up phenylthiocarbamide? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an inference not connected logically

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!