thiuram

noun

thi·​u·​ram
thīˈyu̇rəm,
ˈthīyəˌram
plural -s
1
a
: thiocarbamoyl
used especially in names of sulfides
b
: any of several organic derivatives of this radical R2NCS−
2
: any of several thiuram sulfides (as tetraethylthiuram disulfide and tetramethylthiuram disulfide)

Word History

Etymology

perhaps irregular from thiourea + -amyl (as in carbamyl)

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“Thiuram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thiuram. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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