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, in the meaning defined above

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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

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