thiourea

noun
thio·​urea | \ˌthī-ō-yu̇-ˈrē-ə \

Definition of thiourea 

: a colorless crystalline bitter compound CS(NH2)2 analogous to and resembling urea that is used especially as a photographic and organic chemical reagent also : a substituted derivative of this compound

First Known Use of thiourea

1884, in the meaning defined above

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thiourea

noun
thio·​urea | \-yu̇-ˈrē-ə \

Medical Definition of thiourea 

: a colorless bitter crystalline compound CS(NH2)2 analogous to and resembling urea that is used especially as a reagent and in medicine as an antithyroid drug

called also thiocarbamide

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