thetin

noun the·tin \ ˈthētᵊn \
variants: or less commonly thetine \", -ēˌtēn\

Definition of thetin

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

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Origin and Etymology of thetin

thio- + betaine


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