thiouracil

noun

thio·​ura·​cil ˌthī-ō-ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌsil How to pronounce thiouracil (audio)
: a bitter crystalline compound C4H4N2OS that depresses the function of the thyroid gland

Word History

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First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thiouracil was in 1905

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“Thiouracil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thiouracil. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

thiouracil

noun
thio·​ura·​cil ˌthī-ō-ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌsil How to pronounce thiouracil (audio)
: a bitter crystalline compound C4H4N2OS that depresses the function of the thyroid gland
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