the·​tin | \ ˈthētᵊn \
variants: or less commonly thetine \ " , -​ēˌtēn \
plural -s

Definition of thetin

: any one of a class of sulfonium carboxylates that are analogous to the betaines dimethyl-thetin, (CH3)2S+CH2COO

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History and Etymology for thetin

thio- + betaine

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“Thetin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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